How to Insert a Bookmark in a WordPress Post

by Cristina Puno

A Web bookmark is a link on a page pointing to another area within the same page. This is common for Web pages with extensive content such as help pages or manuals, often showing a list of links at the top, pointing to the appropriate content found at the bottom part of the page. Bookmarks also may direct site visitors back to the top with an appropriately named "back to top" link, sending them to the main list of links at the beginning. On WordPress, you can easily insert bookmarks within your posts using the WordPress HTML editor.

1

Log in to WordPress.

2

Go to "Posts" and click on the post you want to edit. If you're creating a new post, click on "Add New."

3

Switch to the "HTML" tab.

4

Mark the content where you want to point your bookmark link to, using the anchor tag <a> and the "name" attribute. The following example has a bookmark named "Step1."

<a name="Step1">Here is the first step in making a red velvet cupcake</a>

5

Create your bookmark hyperlink and place it above the content it points to. Use the name you created for your bookmark preceded by a # as your URL.

<a href="#Step1">Step 1</a>

6

Save your post. View the page to test out the links.

Tip

  • check Each bookmark name must be unique to avoid any errors in linking content within the page.

About the Author

Cristina Puno started writing in 2007 as a freelance web content manager and technical writer. She writes regularly for several online publications, including her own music website, The Indie Music Database. Puno holds a Master of Science in information management from Ateneo de Manila University.

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