How to Add a Link to an Image in WordPress

Yes, images do speak a thousand words, but have you ever found yourself staring at your website, wondering how to make those basic images more..clickable? Well, you can easily do that by adding links to your images. This converts them into clickable gateways to other content.

Now if you have no idea how to add a link to an image in WordPress, this tutorial will show you just that. You can add both internal and external links to your images on WordPress sites. In this little how-to, I’ll be showing you both. 

Here we go.

How to Add a Link to an Image in WordPress

Go to the block editor and add the image to which you want to add a link, click on the image to select it. Then click on the insert link icon from the toolbar. 

Now you will see a field for adding a link has opened. Just type or copy the link and paste it there; hit the enter/apply icon afterward.

Now click on the drop-down icon. It will give you more options. 

To make the link open in a new tab simply toggle on open a new tab. Then you will see two boxes; noreferer and noopener appear by default on the first one, you can add nofollow as well if this is an external link. 

The other box is for the link CSS class, fill it in if you want.

You are done. Preview the page or post before you update/publish.

Maybe You Want to Add an Internal Link to an Image

To add an internal link to an image, click on the insert link icon again, type your page or post name in the box and you will see the list of the posts. Then click on the post that you want to link.

The image box will automatically take on the link of the post you selected. Lastly, hit the enter/apply icon and preview before you update or publish.

That’s it, you are good to go.


And there you have it. Now you know how to add links to any of your images. As you can see, it’s very easy; takes very little time to get done.

Every image is a potential chance to further engage your visitors and drive them to more of your amazing content. So, go ahead and give it a try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Hope this helped. Thank you.

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