Link text should describe the page or download being linked to, clearly and concisely.
Type the name of the link and make that the clickable link to the URL (web address).
- Don’t use “click here” as link text.
- Don’t use all capital letters, which is read letter-by-letter by screen readers.
- Don’t use URLs (web addresses) as link text.
- Don’t underline text that is not a link.
Appropriate Link Text
To create an active link for an email in content text, select the email and click on the Insert/Edit Link icon . In the Link Field replace the http:// with mailto: – WordPress does this automatically!
To create an active link for a phone number in content text, select the number and click on the Insert/Edit Link icon . In the Link Field replace the http:// with tel:. WordPress does NOT do this automatically.
Note: include the area code in the link, even if it does not appear in the text.
You have the option to open a link in the same browser tab when clicked, or open in a new browser tab.
This is the default click behavior for links. If the link is going to somewhere within the scc.losrios.edu site, this is preferable.
Generally, users expect to have the browser open a new tab if they are being taken to a new website. This way, the SCC website is still open on one tab, and they can close the second tab when they are done reviewing it.
Here’s how to tell WordPress to open in a new tab:
- Select some text and click the Link icon to paste in the web address:
- Click the gear icon for Link Options:
- Click the checkbox for Open link in a new tab, then click Update: