Anchor Links or Jumping Links are a great way help your website visitors navigate the content on your web page. They are especially useful when a page or a post is quite long. Here’s the headlines:
What Are Anchor Links?Easy – just take a look above. Anchor Links are an alternative way of using hyperlinks, except they don’t link to other pages in your site. They link to the content in your page. When a visitor clicks on an anchor link they are taken to or ‘jump’ to that place on the page.
Benefits of Anchor LinksUsing Anchor Links helps your visitors to find the content on your page that they are looking for. By creating what in effect is a table of contents, visitors can go straight to a particular section on your page. They also help with SEO as Google may pick up your Anchor Links and add then to your listing in Google Search just under the listing description.
How to Create Anchor Links in WordPressYou could grab a plugin, but to be honest it’s just as easy to add Anchor Links in WordPress without a plugin. Here’s how you do it. Step 1 – Write your table of contents. For example, in this post we’ve used 3 sections, so our table of contents become:
- What Are Anchor Links?
- Benefits of Anchor Links
- How to Create Anchor Links in WordPress
#createIf you use more than one word, you’ll need to use hyphens. For example:
#how-to-create-anchor-linksStep 4 – Create the link to your content. To do this we need to switch to the Text tab in the editor. Here you’re looking for your section headings. If you used Heading 2 to create your headings, they you should see these written as