1. Type in the text you want to lead to your link and then highlight it using your cursor, or highlight the text that is already written. Note: You can simply paste the URL address of the link into your post; however, it is a more popular practice to hyperlink words that a user can select by clicking text.

2. Press the "Insert/Edit Link" button on your horizontal formatting toolbar above your text box. The icon looks like 2 connected chain links. A pop-up box will appear.

3. Paste the URL address into the first box. Choose a title for the URL in the second box. Note: This title will not appear in your post; it will appear when a reader hovers over the link with a cursor. The link will automatically be underlined in your text to let the reader know there is a link.

4. Choose if you want the link to open in a new tab in the check box below your link. This is often preferable, because if a user clicks a link, it may take them away from your blog.

5. Link existing blog posts and pages from your own blog in a similar way. When the link pop-up box appears, click on the words "Or Link to Existing Content." This will bring up your previous posts and allow you to link to that post. You will probably not want to check the box that opens the link in a new tab.

6. Click the blue "Update" button on the bottom of your post editing page to update/save the post to your blog.