Ask Lena: WordPress screen size and page linking

December 20, 2010 / Updated: December 20, 2010 / Lena Shore

Question

Hey Lena – Can you tell me if there is a way to widen the screen that I type the text into for my WordPress Web?

Answer

  1. You can edit in full page edit mode. There is a button (while you are editing a post) on the far right of the tool bar. Mouse and hover to read which ones they are. One of them will let you toggle between normal view and full screen editing.
  2. Or, you can drag/drop all of the items on that same page just like you can drag/drop widgets. You might try dragging the publishing stuff on the right to be below the main editing window and see if it will expand that area now that it has room.

Question

Also, is there a way to make a link at the top of the page that someone could click on to take them to an in-page bookmark further down in the page?

Answer

You want a “named anchor link”. You’ll need to do this in the HTML editing mode:

This would make “Useful Tips a Link”:
<a name=”tips”>Useful Tips Section</a>

This would be where the “Useful Tips a Link” goes to on the page.
<a href=”#tips”>Visit the Useful Tips Section</a>

It’s possible you could find a plugin for named anchor links – but I haven’t looked for one. I just do them by hand.

Instructions

  1. Login to your WordPress site.
  2. Navigate to the page you want to edit under Page and get into editing mode.
  3. Go to the HTML tab.
  4. Place your cursor where you want the hyperlink to be and type “<a href=”#tips”>Visit the Useful Tips Section</a>“. Change the wording “Useful Tips Section” to whatever is appropriate for your link.
  5. Now go to the area you want your new hyperlink to jump to. Place your cursor and type “<a name=”tips”>Useful Tips Section</a>“. Change “Useful Tips Section” to your own wording.
  6. Save your page.

The important thing to note is that the aname (tips) and the href (tips) stay the same name. That is how it knows where to link when clicked.

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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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