How to Edit an Existing Link in a Page or Post

Ok, step one is done.  You learned how to create a link in your page or post.  (Going forward, I’m just going to use the word page but these edits will work both on pages and posts.)

Sometime after that link is created, saved and the page is published, you realize you need to update that link to something else.  Here are some instructions on how to do just that.

Editing an Existing Link

  1. Open the page you want to edit.
  2. Click on the link you want to change. A small window should pop up showing the link, a pencil (edit) icon and a broken chain link icon (remove link).
  3. Click on the pencil (edit) in the pop-up window
  4. The tool features in the pop-up window will change to an Apply arrow in a blue box and a gear wheel.
  5. Triple click on your link. You’ll know you’ve done this right when the background around your link turns blue and the link text turns white.
  6. Paste (Ctrl-V) the new link in the box.
  7. Click the Apply arrow to apply the updated link change.
  8. Update your page.
  9. Check your link.

How to edit an existing link in a page or post.

Breaking an Existing Link

  1. Open the page you want to edit.
  2. Click on the link you want to change. A small window should pop up showing the link, a pencil (edit) icon and a broken chain link icon (remove link).
  3. Click on the broken chain link icon.
  4. Your link should be removed.
  5. Publish or Update your changes.