Create a Link to an Email Address

When adding a link to any other web page, you usually add http:// or https:// followed by the rest of the url. For example,

Adding link in WordPress

Similarly when adding a link to an email address, you need to replace the http part with mailto: prefix followed by the email address you want to link to. Here is a example:

Here is how you will add it in a WordPress post.

Select the text you want to add the link to and press the insert link button (looks like a chain)

This will bring up the insert link popup where you need to add your mailto link. Click on the apply button to close the insert link popup.

Adding a link to an email address in WordPress

WordPress will automatically detect that the text you are trying to link is an email address and will add the mailto: prefix to the email address.

You can add an email link to any text. If the text is not a valid email address then you will need to add your complete link. Like this:

Adding email link to any text in WordPress

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