I wanted to add a link to our email – I know how to make internal and external links but I’d like to make a link that will automatically cause them to type an email. Do I need a special widget for that?
Great question, Rita.
No, you don’t need a special widget or plugin. All you need is to format your link a little different.
A regular link includes a URL that looks something like this:
But an email link looks like this:
That first bit — changing the ‘https’ to ‘mailto’ — tells the web browser that’s an email link. When a visitor clicks that link, it will open a new, blank email in their email client, with your email address populated in the ‘To’ field.
Even better, you should be able to simply paste your email address, and WordPress will automatically create an email link for you. Easy!
Hope this helps!