How do I add a link to an image in WordPress

In my post, I show you how to add a link to an image in WordPress step by step. This method works for pictures you have previously uploaded to your blog and new ones. WordPress makes it easy for you to add links.

How to add links to your images quick guide

First, upload your image to your blog post. After the image appears in your post, click on the image, a set of options will appear on the right-hand side. Select ‘link settings,’ underneath ‘link to’ is a drop-down menu. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Custom URL’ and paste your link in the box. Now you have added a link to your image.

Let’s do that step by step.

Step one – Upload an image to your WordPress blog post.

To upload an image to your blog post, click on the plus icon on the top-left.

Create an image block

In the popup, select ‘Image.’ If you don’t see ‘Image,’ type ‘Image’ into the search for a block box.

Once you select ‘Image,’ the following block appears.

Image block

To upload a new image, select ‘Upload.’ Choose your image from your computer and click ‘Open.’

Then your image appears in your blog post.

Uploaded image in blog post

Step two – Add a link to an image.

First, click on the image. After you click on the image, image options appear on the right-hand side of your editor screen.

Image options appear on the right

On the right, there are settings for ‘Alt text,’ ‘Image size,’ ‘Image dimensions,’ and ‘Link settings.’ Click on the drop-down menu under ‘Link to.’

Open the link to drop-down menu

The three options available are ‘Media file,’ ‘Attachment page,’ and ‘Custom URL.’ Select ‘Custom URL.’

Custom URL

Copy the URL of your destination page and paste it into the ‘Link URL’ box. I also recommend you enable the ‘Open in new tab’ option, to ensure your visitor doesn’t close your blog post URL.

As an example, I pasted my site’s homepage URL into the box.

Paste your destination URL in to the box

Step three – Publish your post.

When you finish adding links to your images, publish your post by clicking on the ‘Update’ link.

Publish your updated post

Next, view the post in your internet browser to test your links. I recommend you test all your links to ensure they are working. You don’t want your visitors to click on invalid links.

You can click on the image, or you can hover your mouse over the image to reveal a link destination URL in the bottom left of your screen.

Destination URL

That is how you add a link to an image in WordPress.

How to add a link to an image video tutorial


Now you can add links to images in your posts. Every time one of your visitors clicks on an image, they go to a URL of your choice. Make sure you enable the open in a new tab option so that your visitors always have your website in their browser.

I recommend adding ‘Alt Text’ to your images, ‘Alt Text’ helps search engines identify what your image represents. To find out how to add ‘Alt Text,’ check out my ‘How do I add alt text to an image in WordPress?‘ post.

Before you return to your blog to add links to your images, would you kindly spare one minute to leave me a comment? Did my post help you? Would you like me to add more detail? I appreciate your feedback.

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