Creating An Image Widget With a Link to a Specific Page!

Now, I have never professed to be a particularly internet savvy person, but I do try to learn how to do things so it’s easier for myself! And when I manage to figure things out, it stands to reason that I should share these little gems of information!

The other day the lovely TJ invited me to become a part of his new Haiku Hub, and I asked whether it would be ok to use the image as a widget on my side-bar, and maybe even link it to his page. He was more than happy for me to do this, but asked that I share the method, so here I am, trying to do this!

So if you want an image widget on your side-bar, you need to click on WP admin and scroll down to Appearance, then Widgets. Once you open this page there is a list of available widgets on the right, and the left should show you what you already have on your side-bar and in your footers.

Select the Image widget, and drag it to wherever you would like it to sit on the column on the right. (Bear in mind things sometimes look different once in place, so be prepared to revisit this part, to drag the widget to the optimum place!)

You will see this screen when you expand the Image widget.

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Just fill in the fields as you wish. So, give it a title, and then you need to find the Image URL. What’s that you say??

Well, if you download the image you want in your media library, then open it, you see this screen.

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Use the File URL in the Image URL box on the Widget set up screen.

Then add the caption you wish.

The Link URL requires you to pop the link in where you want your reader to land when they click the image.

Once you have done that, click save, then view your web page, and try it out!

Voila! A clickable image with an embedded link! Check me out!

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. throughmyheartweb
    Aug 18, 2017 @ 19:51:06

    Thank you… its a great tip…will try .πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 21, 2017 @ 18:22:02

    Excellent tip how to do this Ritu. πŸ™‚

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  3. Tim Jeffers Photography
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 13:55:44

    Thank you that was extremely helpful!

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  4. stevetanham
    Aug 10, 2016 @ 10:42:43

    Thank you, Ritu. That will come in very useful!

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  7. Steve
    Jul 28, 2016 @ 20:25:42

    Well done and great instructions. For your next challenge of you choose to accept it is to create your own image for one of your series of posts and I’ll create an image widget on my page for it cos I’m just that nice πŸ™‚

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  8. Don Massenzio
    Jul 25, 2016 @ 19:25:25

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog.

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  9. Erica goes forth
    Jul 25, 2016 @ 13:59:27

    Loving your page Ritu! Can you tell me where to get advice from to create a simple but effective page? Mine is so boring! Does payment give you the tools to make the blank page pretty? Yes. you’ve guessed it I’m very new here (-:

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  10. tjparis
    Jul 25, 2016 @ 11:21:50

    Just fantastic! For the lest techno savvy of us out there the information is super useful. I will add a link for the Haiku Hub and do you mind if I reblog it on my blog?
    Thanks for your time and generosity. πŸ™‚

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  11. susieshy45
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 15:52:28

    Ritu,
    That was so useful. Every so many days, I fall into this dilemma and need to search the net or ask someone how to do this.
    This was a marvellous attempt. I am going to reblog this and also save this someplace else for easy reference.
    Also Ritu, you need to take a break, even from blog-land.
    Susie

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    • Ritu
      Jul 24, 2016 @ 15:55:44

      Thanks Susie! You know, I get why you say that… but blogging is actually my release! I won’t push myself like I did last year, but I can’t just disappear!!!!

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      • susieshy45
        Jul 24, 2016 @ 15:57:35

        I know what you mean. As a busy person myself, mother of two, wife to one and foster mother to about 20 cats, I can imagine what your daily grind would be. After my recent vacation in B’ham without any internet, I understood truly what a holiday is and how refreshing it can be to switch off.
        Susie

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      • Ritu
        Jul 24, 2016 @ 15:59:50

        😊😊😊

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  12. Erika Kind
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:49:32

    It is awesome how we learn in checking out things over our blog. I did this with my latest book cover. When you click on it you land at amazon. That’s pretty cool!

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  13. wendyandcharles
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:32:44

    Reblogged this on Siefken Publications and commented:

    Now this I can follow and do! I will have to try it!

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  14. The Story Reading Ape
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:14:02

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

    A useful WordPress Widget tip from Ritu πŸ˜€

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  15. colinandray
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 02:28:24

    Ritu – your first step is to select from available widgets. How do you add a widget for selection? i.e. The Haiku Club was presumably not originally there…. or am I really confused about the process????? πŸ™‚

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  16. busy lady
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 00:36:45

    How interesting. Thank you.

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  17. Janni Styles
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 00:24:11

    I tried to do a picture of a rose but my PTSD brain got all confused and I had to abandon it, lol. Ah well, maybe another day I will be able to follow the instructions better.

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  18. pranabaxom
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 23:45:04

    You have a ready resource. Your students are much more internet savvy than any of us. Be a student sometimes😊😊

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  19. Janni Styles
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 23:40:55

    Hi, Ritu, this was very helpful. I just might try it soon on my blog, thank you πŸ™‚

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