Friday, June 20, 2008

Hyper Link a Picture to Another Source


The other day while working on my post “Testimonials For My Book”, I realized I wanted to share my experience of hyper-linking Cheryl Tanner's picture to her website. First, I typed and saved the post as a draft. During my preview of the draft, I asked myself, “What more can I do to make the reader’s experience on my blog memorable?”

It occurred to me that providing more information about Cheryl would be interesting to some readers. That led me to try and link her picture to her website where readers could learn more about her.

What is a hyper link? To me and in everyday language, it is linking one thing to another thing. According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A hyperlink is a reference or navigation element in a document to another section of the same document or to another document that may be on or part of a (different) domain.


That sounds a bit like Greek to me. Greek-2-U-2? Well, I'll try to break it down.

How To Create a Hyper Link for A Picture
-First save your post with your picture included as a draft.
-Next, click on your picture (it should then be highlighted)
-Then click on the hyper link icon on your menu bar
-A dialog box will appear with the title: Hyperlink
-This dialog box contains two important fields (information you need to supply)
-First: the Hyperlink information box with http:// showing in it. There is a check mark to click if you are working with something other than a URL that uses http://.
-Leave that http:// alone; go to the next box labeled, URL
-In the URL box, type in the address of where you want the picture linked to.

In my case, I clicked on Cheryl’s picture. Then I typed (actually I copied and pasted) Cheryl’s Website address in the URL box and clicked OK. I then saved and published my post. Now, when I click on Cheryl’s picture the hyper link takes me to her website where I can read about her acting career.

2 comments:

Kay said...

Very good explanation, Leona. It's so good of you to help everyone.

Lin said...

i will have to try it soon. we're on vacation in idaho now but will try to keep up the blogs.