Anchor links—also known as jump links—are a great way to direct visitors from one part of your WordPress website directly to another. For example, if you have a long page with multiple sections, you can add anchor links so readers can quickly navigate between sections without having to scroll up and down the page. In this guide, we will show you how to easily add anchor links in WordPress.
Creating Anchor Links in WordPress
The first step is to create an anchor link. To do this, open the post or page where you want to add the link and switch over to the text editor. Next, find the section on your page or post where you would like your link to point. This could be an image, headline, or any other element on the page that points out what section it is talking about.
Once you’ve found the element that will act as your anchor point, select it and click on the Add Link button above your text editor toolbar. A popup window will appear with two input boxes: Link URL and Link Text. In the Link URL field, enter a hashtag (#) followed by an identifier for this particular link (e.g., #my-anchor). It’s best practice to make sure these identifiers are unique for each link on a given page or post so there is no confusion when someone clicks on it later.
Once you’ve entered your identifier into the URL field, click on “Add Link” and save your changes for that particular page or post. To test if everything works correctly, preview your page or post before publishing it live. Once published, anyone who visits that particular page can simply click on an anchor link in order to jump directly to a specific section of the content instead of scrolling up and down looking for it themselves!
Adding anchor links in WordPress is easy once you know how! All it takes is inserting a hashtag followed by an identifier into the URL field when adding a link via your post or page editor. Keep in mind that these identifiers should be unique for each link so there is no confusion when someone clicks on them later! With anchor links added to your pages and posts, visitors will be able navigate quickly through your content without having to scroll trying find exactly what they’re looking for!