Introduction to Jump Linking

I finally unravelled the available information on internal ‘jump’ linking. I don’t know if this is the formal name for these but I use ‘jump’ as it allows me to jump internally all over the place. Now I know how to do this I can make myself dizzy jumping all around!

So after reading all the information I could find in the help section I copied the pertinent information onto a Word document. Then I started trying to decipher them and cross reference to get a simple (to me) and logical (also to me as my logic tends to run in circles)!

After apparently getting an answer to the link format several times and it not working I started a trial and error testing of the links. And finally success.

I have set this tutorial out using one of my website pages and one post. These are the actual items I wanted to link so this exercise is in ‘real time’.

I will firstly present a list of the general coding used. Then I will do three examples.

  1. Jump link from bottom to top of page
  2. Jump link from one part of a page to another place on the same page
  3. Jump link from a specific location in a page or post to a specific location within another page or post.

For these examples I will present each link in text and then visual mode so you can see what you need to do and how it ends up looking.

So let’s start with a glossary of the terms I use. If the names are not the normal ones for any of these let me know and I will update the terms and start using them myself.

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Prestones Premium
Hi Helen -

I just did a similar blog at - amazing!

I'll go back and edit the blog to send folks this way!

One other note - I believe that since the "#anchor text" is part of a link, the name following the hashtag has to begin with a letter, followed by letters, digits, hyphens, or underscores - no spaces are allowed.

Perhaps you could verify my suspicion?

Great work!

HelenpDoyle Premium
Just added your blog link to this.
JSakanee Premium
Wow. Thanks, Helen.
This will be good for some of my long list posts.
Shawn Martin Premium
Nice work!
Back in 19901, I used to do that in Old School HTML. it works well in PHP too.
HelenpDoyle Premium
OK so if you are implying I'm a dinosaur you are right! If the old ways work why change unless you find something new and better. I am always agreeable to learning. So what is PHP?
Naww , not calling you names. You reminded me of my beginnings.

Just picking on you.

Remember ""????
PHP is one of the new web programming languages that Wordpress is written in.

Like JAVA, CSS....stuff like that.
If you peek into the text mode, you see what PHP looks like.

If you have taken a class in C, C++, or c#( C sharp), you will be familiar with the structure of PHP.

Honestly, I liked the old way, but since technology increased, it was developed as a scripting language best suited for to server-side web development.
HelenpDoyle Premium
Now Robert, I started programming with Fortran and that's really an old dinosaur. Then Pascal for engineering programming. Then I ran away and hid from coding until now. When I look at coding now it looks like hieroglyphics to me.
eeeeee... i did tooo. Fortran 77.
I saw pascal being tutored.

I used to be a computer tutor myself.
I did fortran 77 get this.. on the old Boroughs 1987, VB 6 in 1998.
I don't feel so bad now.
my first """computer""" was a TRASH 80.
Get it..... ??? TRSash80

nice to learn this new term.. Jump Linking.