How to fix resources that are formatted as a page link

Have you ever clicked on an image on a web page expecting to go to another page, but all that happened was it showed you a larger version of the image instead?

When resources are presented as page links it cause issues that can have a detrimental influence on visitors’ experience and the website’s usability. These issues are worth fixing in order to prevent your users from becoming frustrated and boucing off your website. 

Let’s briefly go over how you can format resources such as photos or buttons as a link without running into problems.

Solutions for fixing resources that are formatted as a page link

Although this may not appear to be a major problem, it affects a large number of websites. Web owners are smart to address link formatting issues as they can have a greater effect on the user experience and usability than first meets the eye. For example, If you’re migrating blog posts from one site to another the associated image links won’t make a move with you, leaving you with nothing but a pasted image. 

Luckily, fixing issues related to page link formatting can be done pretty easily if you have access to the page editor.

Update the link so it’s accurate or remove it

If the primary objective is to navigate the user to a different page when they click on a picture, all you need to do is change the link so that it directs them to the appropriate location. Conversly, you could just remove the link entirely if you don’t want the image to connect to another page. 

All it takes to accomplish either of these tasks is going to the WordPress Page Editor, which is where the image is stored. You’ll need to:

  • Navigate to the page that contains your image.
  • Select the Edit Page option from the drop-down menu. 
  • Go to the feature that looks like a page, look for the image in question, and then click on it.
  • Within this section, you will also find the option to add alternate text and a caption to your image. Your page’s search engine optimization (SEO) will benefit from taking this approach. 
  • In the final step, select “None” from the drop-down menu if you do not want the image to link anywhere. Then, make sure you click “Update” to save the changes you’ve made to the image.

Final word on resources that are formatted as page links

When images and other resources are formatted to operate like a page link things can get a little complex. You have to know where you want the resource to go first so incorrect link formatting is easy to catch and correct.

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