It seems possible to embed on your site the logo/link to another organisations site. That is the the visible logo itself is not actually on your site but on theirs (thus no copyright issues). I want to create a resource for mental health service users of support/advice networks with readily recognisable logos and links through to the relevant support organisation. I have seen this done here http://www.markredwood.co.uk/links.html but I cannot find out how this was achieved. Is this covered in a tutorial or could you explain? Thanks you, Damien
Yes, it is possible to use an image—a logo, for example—as a link. In fact, you’ll notice that we’ve done this ourselves on the homepage of this site. Scroll down to the logos for GoDaddy, Yoast, WooCommerce, and Media Temple. Each of those images is also a link to an associated website.
There are two parts in play here: 1) the image file itself, and 2) the link, or URL where you want people to go when/if they click on that image.
It’s not generally a good idea to use an image/logo that is hosted on someone else’s website. If they ever delete or rename the image on their website, the image will no longer appear on your website. Instead, it will be replaced by that generic, question-mark placeholder you’ve no doubt seen elsewhere.
So the process is essentially two steps: 1) upload the logo image to your website, and then, 2) insert the image on your page or post, adding a link to the image.
In our WordPress 101 course, this lesson covers how to upload an image to your website.
And this lesson covers how to use an image as a link.
Hope this helps!
OK thanks for that. I think I understand how to create a linking image logo, and I do understand the draw back with a logo hosted on another site, but organisations seem not to respond to requests to use the logos, hence I was wanting to know how that link is created. So if it is not to difficult to set up, that is what I would like to do, any ideas? D
You should be able to use Google’s image search to find a high-resolution logo image. If the logo image is available anywhere on the web, it’s likely Google has it indexed. Then, right-click to save the image to your computer. Once the image is saved to your computer, you’ll upload it to your WordPress site just as you would any other image.
OK thanks for that Shawn,
OK I have tried this approach but I get the same result as harvesting the Logo directly from the hosts site. If I download the logo, I only get a link and no image. Where I have managed to apparently drag and drop the image plus link into word press, the tab on my browser leaves WordPress all-together and switches to the logos own website! I am not clear what kind of file a logo including its link should be. Any suggestions? Thanks
I’m sorry, but I’m completely lost. If you right-click on an image to save that image file to your computer, you should only get the image file… not the link. I don’t even know how you would get the link instead. Can you furnish me an example of a logo you would like to use on your own website? I need a link to the site on which the logo appears.
I also need to know the URL you would like to use as the image link; when people click on the logo while visiting your site, where do you want them to go? with those two pieces of information, I’ll do my best to sort this out.
Thanks for this, I have emailed you details of an example case in point.