In WordPress 4.5, the process to edit & add links in WordPress is changing. It’s nothing drastic, but we’ll explain the changes below.
The chain link icons in the WordPress TinyMCE toolbar are not changing. You still click the icons to add & edit links. However, what you see in the WordPress WYSIWYG editor will look a little different.
Instead of the old link modal that used to appear, you’ll now see an inline input box. You can either enter an external URL, starting with
http://, or start typing keywords to link to existing content on your WordPress site.
How to Add Links in WordPress 4.5
Step-by-step instructions for adding links in the WordPress WYSIWYG editor:
- Highlight the text that you want to link
- Use the keyboard shortcut (see below) to bring up the new WordPress add/edit link box
- FOR EXTERNAL LINKS, type in the URL, starting with
- FOR INTERNAL LINKS, start typing keywords, and select the post/page from the dropdown list
ENTERwhen you’re finished
If you need to access more advanced options, or to make your link open in a new window/tab, click the icon (“Link Options”) to open the WordPress link modal.
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Links
SEE ALSO: Learn all WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts
WordPress Add Link Video Tutorial
Once you upgrade, if you have any issues adding links in WordPress 4.5, please let us know in the comments & we’ll do our best to help you out.