Create Internal HTML Links

 

Create Internal HTML Links

If you’re looking for a way to create internal html links, this section is for you.

You can create a link within the same page by adding two HTML tags.

Create an Anchor

Your first step will be to select the area you want the link to take you to when clicked on. This is an anchor. You create an anchor using the <a> tag.

Place the following code within your HTML:

<a name="Anyname">Your Text</a>

Change the name indicated in bold to anything you’d like. This will create an anchor for your link.

Create an HTML Link

Finally, your next step will be to create your actual link beginning with <a href>. This will be formatted just like any other link; however, it will include a # (pound) symbol. In addition, you will need to ensure that you use the same link name you used within your anchor.

<a href="#Anyname">Click Here</a>

Edit the text in bold to suit your needs.

When creating a link to an anchor, you must place a # symbol directly before the anchor.

Create Internal Links Within Other Web Pages

When creating links, you can also create a link within a web page that links to a specific location within another web page. To do so, create your anchor within your other web page and then go back and create your link within your original web page. However, your link will look a bit different. You must also include the complete web address, followed by the # symbol and text name.

<a href="http://www.website.com#Anchor">Click Here</a>

Linking

Remember, if you’re linking to an anchor within the same web page, you create a link like this:

<a href="#Anchor">Click Here</a>

If you’re linking to an anchor within a different page, you create a link like this:

<a href="http://www.website.com#Anchor">Click Here</a>

Anchors are usually used within large web pages, as it makes it easier for your readers to navigate. If you have a long web page, consider creating a link at the bottom of the page titled ‘Top.’ This will enable your readers to click on the link and be instantly taken to the top of the page.

This concludes the create internal html links section.

 

 

 

 
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