How To Add A Link Widget In WordPress

We get asked how to add a link widget in WordPress, A LOT! The process is very similar to putting an image in your sidebar, (the one in the video we showed in a previous post explaining what widgets were).

It’s a simple 6 step process and if you’ve already added an image in your sidebar then you’ll recognize this process.

How To Add A Link Widget In WordPress

Step 1 – add a new page, you won’t be publishing this, just keep it in draft. Give the page a meaningful name, like “link widget in WordPress”.

Step 2 – making sure you’re in visual mode type the words you want to show in your sidebar widget.

How to add a link widget in wordpress


click here text in visual editor


STEP 3 – highlight the “click here” text and click on the chain link icon. This will bring up a window where you can add the link where you want people to go when they “click here”. This goes in the URL field, you can also choose whether it opens in a new tab (personal preference).

insert link


STEP 4 – instead of the visual editor, you’ll now move to the “text” tab (not the visual tab) where you’ll see a bunch of code. Highlight all the code, making sure you don’t miss any and copy it.

STEP 5 –  go to “Appearance” – “Widgets” and add a “text” widget to your sidebar (or whatever area you want the text link to show). Adding a text widget tutorial is here.

STEP 6 – Paste the previously copied code (step 4) into the box, click “save”.

That’s it, you should now have a text link widget in your sidebar!

Page and Post Editor – Toolbar Explained

Page and Post Editor – Toolbar Explained

To make changes to your page or post you will need to utilize your toolbar. When you first open a new page or post, your toolbar will look like this:

Page and Post Editor - Toolbar Explained

You will enter the title in the box under Add New Post where it says enter title here. Just under that is the add media button which I will explain in just a moment. From left to right, you have the following options:

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What is a WordPress Widget

Wordpress WidgetsWhat is a WordPress widget? By now, on your journey through creating an online business you’ll be starting to hear many words and phrases you’re not familiar with, like the word “Widget”.

A widget is described as being a “tools or content that you can add, arrange, and remove from the sidebar areas of your website. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your sidebars”.

So what does that mean? Look at this website, you’ll find an area down the right-hand side where you’ll see a search bar and other images. At the bottom, we have pages and other things listed there. These are all done by using widgets.

In short, WordPress Widgets add content and features to your sidebar and footer areas.

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How To Setup Your WordPress Menu Using Categories

In this tutorial, you’ll be shown how to setup your WordPress menu using categories. This makes your website easy to navigate and helps you to keep things organized in the back end of WordPress. In an earlier post, we explained how to set up your initial menu by adding your pages. . This helps to create a good user experience for your website visitors.

Website menu

What is a WordPress Category

 Categories let you group related posts together, a bit like in a store where you have different sections (categories) for products in the same group (related posts). For example, take this website, you’ll see “First things First”, this is a category we created. If you hover or click on it, you’ll see a list of posts related to that. Same with all the other main menu items (except “home”).

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