How to Make a Hyperlink on Notepad++

by Nick Peers

Notepad++ supports all HTML tags, so you can use it to insert all types of hyperlinks into your pages. Although hyperlinks are not clickable in Notepad++ by default, you can make them clickable by changing the settings of the program. After you change the settings, you can test your links by clicking them; links are opened using the default Web browser. This feature is especially useful to test links to pages stored in different folders within your website.

1

Launch Notepad++, click "Settings" and then choose "Preferences" from the menu to display the Preferences window.

2

Select "MISC" from the left navigation pane and then check the "Enable" box in the Clickable Link Settings section to make links clickable. Click "Close" to close the Preferences window.

3

Click "File" and choose "Open" if you want to open an existing Web page. Choose "New" instead of "Open" if you want to create a new page.

4

Browse through the code until you find the spot where you want to insert the hyperlink. Position the insertion cursor after the last tag and press "Enter" to insert a blank line.

7

Close the tag by typing "" (without the quotation marks) immediately after the hyperlink text. Here is a working example of a hyperlink:

Link text goes here.

Tips

  • check You must close and reopen the Web page after you make links clickable in Notepad++.
  • check The tag is supported by all major Web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
  • check The tag supports all HTML Global attributes and Event attributes.

Warning

  • close Information in this article applies to Notepad++ 6.5.1. Procedures may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.

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