The default text widget allows you to not only place text, but HTML code as well. We can use that ability to create a link from a “Read More” button. Here is what the code we will use will look like:
<a href="http://www.yoursite.com/page">Read More</a>
Here’s how to make it work.
- Go to the widgets menu under appearance and create a text widget where you’d like it to be visible.
- Copy the code from above and paste it into the widget and save your changes.
- Next, replace the https://www.yoursite.com/page with the address you would like to link to. An easy way to get the URL is just to browse to the page and copy the URL from the browser address bar.
- Save your changes and you should be good to go.
If you want to take this up a notch, you can use an image for the link. Just use the add media feature of WordPress to upload the button you’d like to use. Once the upload is complete, copy the URL that appears at the bottom of the resulting dialogue box. Then use code that looks like this:
<a href="http://www.yoursite.com/page"><img src="your image URL" alt="Read More"></a>
Now you’ll have an image button that links to the rest of your text. Pretty simple don’t you think?