Open up the post that you want to edit, or create a new one. Find the text you want to use as the link’s anchor and highlight it. Then, click the ‘Link’ button which should appear in the first row of toolbar buttons. You can then copy and paste the URL you want to link to, or search for it, as in the block editor.
How To Turn a Link Into a Button with CSS. Once you’ve created your link, you can the use CSS to make it look like a button. For instance, you could add a border, a background color, some styles for when the user is hovering the link. You can read more about styling links with CSS here.
Unfortunately, you can’t add buttons directly in the WordPress Editor, though the plugin does make it easy to insert buttons you’ve already created. You’ll see a ton of options. But the most important settings are in the first box.
A call-to-action button (or CTA button) directs your Page visitors to do something specific, like visit your website or call your store. To add a CTA button, start on your Page. Below your Page’s cover photo, click Add a Button. You’ll see a Preview section at the top that shows what your button would look like.
Method 1: Copy and Paste
- Copy the URL of the website you want to link to.
- In the post/page you are writing highlight the text you want to link.
- Paste the URL you copied directly over the highlighted text using a keyboard shortcut like CTRL V (PC) or CMD V (Mac).
- The link is automatically created.