Basic purposes for links:
- to add information (taking the reader to a site that has more information)
- to link to definitions of unfamiliar words and technical terms
- to clarify an idea (taking the reader to a site with another explanation of a concept)
- to extend understanding (taking the reader to a site that explains the idea in a fuller, more extensive way)
- to make connections to similar ideas or topics
Rules for links
- Integrate , or embed your links into your text. Write first, then select text to make into a hypertext. Links are generally not more than three words long. Never just plop in a URL.
- Do not create your links in Word.
- Always test your links.
How to create links in WordPress:
- If you are making an external link, go to the site and copy the url first.
- Then, highlight text you want to serve as the link.
- Then, click on the hyperlink icon in the tool bar:
- Paste (Control+V) the url into the space provided.
- If you want the link to open in its own window, make that choice.
- If you want the link to go to an email address, mailto: must precede the email address.
- Don’t forget to click Insert.