Internal Linking (6 posts)

  1. Mark Klinefelter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I looked in the wp database and couldnt find anything on my topic. I dont want to repeat previous requests.

    Good Afternoon. I am in the writing "content mode" for http://www.petvetoasis. I am self taught on wp having digested numerous tomes on
    the subject. I learned the ability to use internal linking to link to other content areas on my site. My question is:

    Let's say on page X I have 4 different headings, A, B, C and D that are related to page title X. Let's say on page Y I am writing about
    a subject and i think visitors would also be interested in heading "C" on page X. How do you handle that internal link so that when a
    person clicks on it, the link goes directly to "C" so that one does not have to SCROLL DOWN all the way to "C". Is this possible and how
    do i do that step by step?

    I read in one of George Plumleys books that you can put such headings ie A, B, C and D on a post and use those tiny bits of info to link
    to via each posts' url. However, I do not want to clutter up my main navigation bar.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Mark Klinefelter, DVM

  2. Hi Mark,
    What you need to do is use anchors in your links as explained in this tutorial - http://www.echoecho.com/htmllinks08.htm

  3. Mark Klinefelter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good Morning Christine. You know more about html than I do. I do not
    know a lot of html. I want to learn but that is one of the reasons I am
    using wp. Could you give me the basics via an example of how to write a
    basic anchor and how to write the link to it? Do you write all of that
    in the html side of the wp editor? I did read the link but I need some basic help so that i can replicate what you teach me throughout my site.
    As a small animal clinician I wish i could return the favor! Thanks again. Mark

  4. Jose Castaneda
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, Mark, you would use the HTML view to insert those anchor tags.
    Quick example:

    <a href="#chapter1">Chapter 1</a><br/>
    <a href="#chapter2">Chapter 2</a><br/>
    <a name="chapter1"></a>
    <h1>Chapter One</h1>
    <p>Some text for chapter one.</p>
    <a name="chapter2"></a>
    <h1>Chapter two</h1>
    <p>Text for chapter two.</p>
  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @jcastaneda -- if I'm not mistaken, "name" is no longer the preferred way to do that -- as it's not supported in HTML5 - rather id should be used?


  6. Jose Castaneda
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @WPyogi yes you are correct. I forgot about that and I read that last week too

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