Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tutorial - Adding A Link to Your Blog

This post is for newer blog writers who want to add a link inside their post.

Adding a LINK to your posts is straight forward.

You start a NEW POST. In EDIT add your text and pictures. If you want to add a link to another blog post as an example or thank someone for having a great idea you can add a link back to their post. 

(hint: Save your posts while you are writing them.)

In your post type in the name of the blog (ie) aVintageGreen where you want it to appear in your post.

Highlight the name aVintageGreen. Make sure it stays highlighted while you link it.

Click on  Link at the top your editing screen (in Blogspot, I haven't tried this in Wordpress) and either type in or paste in the URL of the blog post (ie) http://www.avintagegreen.com.

Make sure that you click on the little box beside Open this link in a new window. Click on OK.

You will now see your EDIT page of your post. Continue writing your post. 

(hint: you can Save and Preview any time to see if you like the look of your post)

When you are finished writing your post you Publish.

The Linked Post Name will now be an active link after you Publish/Update your post, (ie) aVintageGreen.

hint: remember to check in the box Open this link in a new window.

Screen shot of Edit Link with arrows showing the places where you enter your OWN information.


Your post will now have an active link (or several if you add them). This is also the way you join in with Linky Parties. Next post will be more on joining Linky Parties.

I used screen shot and preview/crop to capture the image from my computer. I used PicMonkey to frame, watermark and special effects for color. I used Pixlr to add the banner and Tutorial title.

Linking with:
Somewhat Simple
Colorado Lady
From My Front Porch to Yours
Have a Daily Cup from Mrs. Olson
Embracing Change
Mrs. Hines Class
Chic on a Shoestring

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for this tutoring. Under the new version, we need all the help we can get,

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  2. Thanks for sharing this tutorial at Show & Tell. I know a lot of people with appreciate it.

    Sharon @ mrs . hines class

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  3. Great tutorial, Joy! I get asked the same question, on occasion, myself. And you've just introduced ME to two sites I'm unfamiliar with. I'll have to go check them out. ;)

    Thanks for linking this tutorial to Time Travel Thursday. I'm sure it will be a big help to others.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  4. Thanks for the great information. I am looking forward to the Linky Party Post. I have never done that before. I am a newbie blogger (since January) and have sooo much to learn!
    Cathy @ What's Old Is New

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  5. Hi Joy, thanks so much for sharing this with Share Your Cup Thursday. Information like this helps new bloggers so much. I knew nothing when I started. I just started visiting other blogs last May. The first time I tried to link up with a party is was quite comical. I had no idea what I was doing.
    Thanks!
    Jann

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  6. Great tip! Thanx for joining THt!

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  7. Joy I cannot thank you enough for sharing this tutorial. I have been trying to figure this out for the whole 6 months I've been blogging. I appreciate it this so much. I'm looking forward to ALL your blogging tips and will implement them.

    Warmly,

    Nann
    atnannstable.blogspot.com

    PS I[m following you and would be delighted and thrilled if you would like to follow me back.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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