How to Make a URL Clickable and Have it Open in a New Window

Someone recently asked me how to edit the links they post in their website. They wanted to know how to make a link open in a new window.

This is actually a really good thing to know, and to do.

There will be times when you want people to click a link but stay in the same window of your site.

At other times, you’ll be sharing a link outside of your own website or blog. In that case, you want the link to open in a new window so that your visitors won’t exit the original page they were on, and not find their way back.

How to make a URL clickable (see body text of the post, below), with screen shots:

STEP 1: Highlight the text that you want to make into a clickable URL.

STEP 2: Click the return arrow to make the link live.

STEP 3: Click on the little spoked wheel to edit the link.

STEP 4: Type or paste in the destination URL.

Then under that it say OPEN IN A NEW TAB – check that box. Then click ADD LINK in blue, at the bottom of the list of links.