Recently one of my customers asked me How to add an image link in your WordPress sidebar. By default, WordPress has only a text widget so you need adding HTML code manually. But, no worries, if you don’t know HTML, I will show you an easy trick to get around that.
This is really useful if you want put a logo, sponsors and internal links to your website.
How to add an image link in your WordPress sidebar
- In your dashboard, create a new post or page and and add an image from your library or computer.
- Once you have uploaded and inserted your image, click on the image and then click on the pencil icon (see below).
- A new window will pop up with information about your image. Now you can select Link to – custom URL and enter your URL. If you want your image to open in a new window, set the target”open link in a new tab”.
- Tab over to the text mode and copy all HTML code.
3. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag-drop a text widget to your sidebar where you want to display the image, add a title text if you like and paste code.
- Delete that post or save it as a draft for easier editing in case you decide to change things up again in the future.
- Now visit your site and click on the linked image to verify that the link works as expected.
- You can add more images, delete the spaces between the photos and copy/paste code like my example.
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Hi, I have the ingrid theme with the solid light pink banners that stated blog, portfolio and shop. I was wondering how to replace them with these new ones. Thank you.
If I have a predefined template like this – https://themesgenerator.com/themes-preview/summer/ -, would I have to follow the same process?
Thanks for the help!
Yes, of course.