WP: Lesson 6 – Links


Embedded Links

In HTML a link tag looks link this:

Click<a href="http://www.yahoo.com" target="_blank">here</a> to go to yahoo.

It will result in this:

Click here to go to yahoo.

Insert Link Button

There are 2 types of links; external and internal.  The former is a link to another website or page that is not on your own webpage.  An internal link is a link to another page or post within your own WordPress site.

To insert a link into either your  WordPress post or page, use the link tool in the tool bar.  To add a link post – on a text, just highlight it and click on the link tool.

Image Link

There is no difference for an image.  Insert image as normal, select it and clink on the link tool.  The WordPress logo will direct you to WordPress.com.Yahoo.com


When linking to an external website, check the box under Link options: open link in new tab.  This add the HTML code target=”_blank” which forces you Browser to open into a tab page or new windows  (depending on you browser setting). Conversely, when linking to a page within your own website, you do not need to do this.  The current page is replaced withing the same tab.  In other word your navigation should look the same.

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Lesson 7

Homework Project

Create a favorite page and put the on your menu.  Make 5 categories

Favorite Restaurants

Contact Forms

Don’t put your Email address on your website!

Use a secure contact form with Captcha.

Copy This:

[contact-form submit_button_text='YOUR CUSTOM SUBMIT BUTTON TEXT HERE']
[contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/]
[contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/]
[contact-field label='Website' type='url'/]
[contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/]

What is CAPTCHA?

The term CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart and was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford of Carnegie Mellon University.

A CAPTCHHard to read CaptchaA is a that SPAM protection API (Application Program Interface) protects your websites  against computer bots by generating a tests that only  humans can pass.  For example, humans can read distorted text as it’s shown on the image, but current computer programs can’t.  Unfortunately a lot of seniors cannot pass this test.

Protect Your Email From Bots

This online tool will allow you to encode your e-mail address ASCII dec code, thus preventing bots from  reading it.

Email Encoder

Google Map

Embedding a Google Map is know different that embedding a YouTube video.  You just need to find the correct embed code and use Ctrl+C (Copy) and Ctrl+V to paste it into your blog.  Remember to paste it in the Visual mode and it will automatically convert it the the correct JetPack shortcode.


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