This is the coolest Pretty Link add ever in the latest WordPress update 4.7.1 yesterday!
What they have done is that they added the Pretty Link star button in the WordPress editor toolbar, see below:
What Does This Mean?
Now, with this Pretty Link button, I don’t need to do that and just have my one window for the post I’m writing.
This Pretty Link button will make your work so much faster and much more efficient too!
How Does It Work?
There are two ways to use this Pretty Link button: Create a New Pretty Link and Use Existing Pretty Link. This video will walk you through the whole process so please check it out:
If you can’t view the video for some reason, I will walk you through below.
Pretty Link Set Up
First if you don’t have Pretty Link Lite set up on your WordPress, you may want to see this video here first. Or, just go to Plugins > Add New, and search Pretty Link Lite.
Install and activate the plugin, once activated, you’ll see a new “Pretty Link” option in your WordPress menu bar on the left near the bottom.
If you want to learn more about the four options and what they do, you can read about them HERE. This article is for the Pro version but you can see the four options there for the Lite version there too.
Pretty Link Button In Action
Once you have set up the defaults, it’s time to use the Pretty Link button!
To create a New Pretty Link as you’re writing, just stop a the spot you want to add your link and press the Pretty Link button, this window will pop up:
You will paste the Target URL in the first slot, then enter the Slug which is the new URL you’ll be creating, leave the next three slots in default mode as they are already set up, and then check off the box for the “Open this Pretty Link in a new window/tab” option if you want people to see that target page in a new window or tab once they click on it. Lastly, press the “Insert New Pretty Link” button and you’re done!
To use an Existing Pretty Link, use the second option instead, “Use Existing Pretty Link” on the bottom of the pop up screen:
In the first slot, you just have to search the Pretty Link you want to use. If you have several with similar names, just pick one and it’ll show you below the search box, what the Target URL and Pretty Link is so you can check if it’s the one you want to use. Enter in the text you want to anchor the link with and check the box again if you want people to open the link in a new window or tab. Press the blue button to insert the link in your post!
I’m going to really enjoy using this button going forward as I use Pretty Links a lot in my posts. I hope you’ll love it too! If you have any questions or thoughts about this awesome new feature on the WordPress Editor Toolbar, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them as soon as I can!
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