For a moment, I was afraid that those responsible for the latest version of WordPress didn’t want those of us who aren’t so good with computers to be able to insert links into our posts. I tried doing the usual thing where you highlight the bit of text that you’d like the reader to be able to click on, to go to the link, and then clicking on the “link” link. That used to give you a window where you could paste in the link that you wanted to insert. However, the first time I tried it in the new WordPress, it gave me a DIFFERENT-looking pop-up window! (Those of us where aren’t good with computers would prefer that all the programs we use maintain exactly the same appearance for their entire lifetime, or we get really confused.) Worse, when I pasted in the link I wanted, it put the path to the link right at the beginning of my post, not over the portion of text I’d selected.
Fortunately, before I had to start calling out “Donald! Donald!” in increasingly desperate tones, I noticed that I now had a choice of “Visual” and “HTML” editor for creating a post, and that the default was set on “HTML”. Hmm, I thought, maybe “Visual” is what I want here.
So I clicked on the “Visual” tab. I got the same new-looking window pop-up when I clicked on the Link icon (they replaced the word “link” with a little picture of some links of chain, which would have confused me except that the administrator of another website had already explained to me what that icon meant). That made me a little nervous, but fortunately, this time it put the link over the selected text (right where I wanted it), not at the beginning of my post.
I guess I shouldn’t complain too much about free software. Fortunately, my husband Donald knows a lot more about computers and programming than I do. Otherwise this blog would be a lot more work for me.
I post all this just in case anyone who reads my blog is even more computer-inept than I am (this is unlikely, but you never know).