How to Make a Hyperlink in Your Craigslist Posts
By C. Taylor
Updated April 06, 2018
Hyperlinks let you direct Craigslist users to your website or sources of additional information pertaining to your post. Although Craigslist's basic interface doesn't offer formatting commands to add links, it does support HTML tags that let you code hyperlinks to external pages. This simple code lets you specify two important components of the link: the URL and the linking text. The linking text lets you use descriptive text for the link, instead of only providing the Internet address.
Click "Post to Classifieds" from the Craigslist city page, and compose your ad as you normally would.
Click wherever you want the link to appear in the Posting Description box.
Type the following code, replacing the bracketed elements with the applicable data:
<a href="[URL]">[Linking Text]</a>
The URL should include the full address, including the "http://" prefix. As an example, the following code would display "Click Me" and link to the the example.com website:
<a href="http://www.example.com">Click Me</a>
Complete and submit your posting as you normally would. The HTML code will automatically be recognized and converted into the link.
Don't abuse Craigslist's support of external links. Some users have had their postings "ghosted," or unlinked from the category page, because of excessive links.
- Don't abuse Craigslist's support of external links. Some users have had their postings "ghosted," or unlinked from the category page, because of excessive links.
C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.