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T Friday, March 13, 2015

How To Create Anchor Links In Blogger

How to create anchor links in blogger | 101helper

Have you ever heared about anchor links? Maybe you are not aware of it as only a few of bloggers use this great thing to make their posts impressive and easier to read. Anchor links are the links which takes you to a specific part of page, just like back to top button takes from end of the page to top of the page. Similar to back to top button now you can create anchor links in your blog posts and help visitors to navigate to specific part of post. There is no need of any gadget or widget for creating anchor links, you can do it by using Html codes.

Read benefits of anchor links below:

Benefits of Anchor links:

  • Anchor links makes it easy to find a specific topic on a page.
  • Anchor links are helpful for visitors to reach to what they are looking for and skip the rest.
  • These links makes your posts impressive.
  • Anchor links makes your blog posts easier to read and makes your navigation more good.
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See a demo of anchor links by clicking here.It will take you to the bottom of page.

In this post I will show you how to create anchor links in blogger. 

Step 1: Go to blogger and edit or create a post.

Step 2: Switch to Html tab on top of the "compose tab".

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Step 3: Decide a location in the post where you want to jump and where you want anchor link to appear.

Step 4: Use the following terms for specific things:

(1). To target a part in post(setting location).

To set a target in your post first get the code ready in notepad, it will make it easy for you to create anchor links. To create a target use the following code:

<a href="#write your target here"><b>Write your text here</b></a>  

Place the above piece of code in the Html tab of your post where you want the anchor link to appear. Make sure not erase hash(#) from the code and there should be no space between hash and the target.

(2). Code for specifying location:

<div id="Your target name here"><b>Text of the target</b></div>

The above code specifies the location of the target. So when someone will click on the target you set in above code(1) he will reach to the position where you paste this code(code # 2).

Note: If you don't need any text in the target and just want to jump to a target then leave the text area black in the second code, It should look like below piece of code:

<div id="Your target name here"></div>

Example(better explanation):

For better explanation I am using example of the demo I've used in this post(which takes you to the bottom of the post).

I have used the following code just beside this sentence(See a demo of anchor links by clicking) in the Html tab:

<a href="#postbottom"><b>here.</b></a>

The above code represents a target named(post bottom) and here. is link, now I have to set the location where the page strikes, so I have used the following piece of code at the end of the post.

<div id="postbottom"><b>You’ve reached the bottom of the post</b></div>

In both of the above codes <b> and </b> represents the bold text that's why in this post the word here and the sentence You’ve reached the bottom of the post both are bold.

Step 5: After setting targets and links just click on publish and you are done.

Tip: Don't switch back to compose box after creating anchor links otherwise blogger will automatically add a link in place of your target and it will stop working. See example below:

how to build anchor links in blogger

You can see an example of error above when I switched to compose box to edit my post. Blogger automatically added a link to my target text. So now to fix it and make it work properly I have to remove the link added by blogger and publish the post without switching to compose box because if I do so I will encounter the same error again. So now my link will look as shown in below image:

how to create anchor links in blogger

Smooth scrolling:

All the above codes works but scrolling isn't smooth, so if you wish to have smooth scrolling add the below code in the bottom of the post along after setting anchor links:

$(function() { $('a[href*=#]:not([href=#])').click(function() { if (location.pathname.replace(/^\//,'') == this.pathname.replace(/^\//,'') && location.hostname == this.hostname) { var target = $(this.hash); target = target.length ? target : $('[name=' + this.hash.slice(1) +']'); if (target.length) { $('html,body').animate({ scrollTop: target.offset().top }, 1000); return false; } } }); });


Your blog template will not accept this script so Go to layout > add a gadget > Html/javascript, paste the code and click on save.

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  1. I attempted to follow directions but when I click on link, it just takes me to blogger edit page, not the part of the document that I desired. Thoughts?

    1. Yeah this is because after following this post you switched to text composer so blogger automatically added a link which takes you to edit page. Don't worry you have done everything write now just switch back to html composer and find the target text(step 4). You will find something similar to this line:

      <a ref="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=82938298392393382#target text>

      Now you have to remove this https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=82938298392393382 and after removing it publish the post without switching to composer tab, it will work properly, remember to do this every time you edit a post having anchor links. If you still have any problem ask me.

    2. Read after step 5 to learn how to remove this error

  2. Thank you very much for this post and for sharing your knowledge. Your post about anchor links provided the clearest, simplest, and easiest to follow instructions. Thank you for the explanation and help. It is very much appreciated. Cheers!