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How to Link HTML Web Pages Together

by Brandy Alexander

Linking HTML Web pages together is a simple process in which you create "hyper" links on your Web page. Using the "anchor" tag, you can link internal pages, contained in your website's directory, or add links to external Web pages using their uniform resource locator (URL) address. When links are created they automatically distinguish themselves because they display in blue font and have a line underneath the text. Using links creates a better user experience for your Web visitors and allows your website to come up in more search engines.

Link to Internal Pages

Step 1

Launch an HTML text editor, such as BBEdit or Dreamweaver, and create two HTML files.

Step 2

Name both HTML files and save them in the same folder or directory on your web server.

Step 3

Open one of the HTML files and locate the text that you want to make a link.

Step 5

Enter the closing "" (no quote marks) anchor tag after the text. For example: Main Menu

Save your file again. The text is now a live link.

Link to External Pages

Step 1

Open your HTML file in an HTML text editor, such as BBEdit or Dreamweaver.

Step 2

Locate the text that you want to make a link.

Step 4

Enter the closing "" (no quote marks) anchor tag after the text. For example: eHow

Save your file again. The text is now a live link.

Items you will need

  • HTML text editor, such as BBEdit or Dreamweaver
  • Web server to store your HTML files

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