WEBFI-WordPress-How to Link to an Email Address in WordPress

Are you wanting to add an email address to your WordPress site? Adding an email address link to your site can be confusing to new users but we have helped many people add this to their own site. In this video we will show you how to link to an email address in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

First thing you want to decide is where you want to add your email link, either in a post, page or another location.

For a post or a page you will start the same way you add a normal link by highlighting the text and clicking the add/edit link in the editor.

For the email link you would add ‘mailto:’ to the front of the email address and that will become a valid link for sending an email on click.

If you want to add the link in a widget or sidebar, we would recommend doing the above and then going to the text view of your editor. From here you could copy the entire tag and your text for you to use in the widget.

With that copied you would go under Appearance, Widgets and paste the code into a text widget for the link to be useable from your widget.

While this is something you can use we would not recommend it as it makes it more likely that your email will have spam sent to it. For preventing the spam we would recommend a form plugin like WPForms to allow your users to get in touch with you without the concern of a publically visible email address.



  • Pravin Sharma on January 17, 2017

    how to reduce the page size of WordPress website. My website home page size is 1.3 Mb and takes 5 seconds to open. What to do ??

  • K Mathur on January 17, 2017

    plz reply how you create your tumbnails

  • V Vincent Raj on October 3, 2017

    Amazing video. Thanks

  • Quemaine Fulton on October 9, 2017

    Nice easy thanks!

  • Talking Bee on January 20, 2018

    Thank you!

  • luka f. jere on February 10, 2018

    this was uploaded on my 14th birthday ;O

  • Paul S on April 16, 2018

    Excellent. Thank you!

  • Debra Elliotte on January 29, 2019

    Very useful to this newbie!

  • Brody Atkin on May 28, 2019

    Thank you for this!

  • Dave on November 4, 2019

    thank you

  • skipa on March 26, 2020

    you explained it very well. thank you.

  • Michael Schlueter on April 8, 2020

    Excellent! Thank you for your knowledge and wonderful ability to present this information!

  • Matthew Furman on May 30, 2020

    Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

  • Living Y Best on June 12, 2020

    I applied this to my website.
    I wish I found you sooner 😢
    Where Have I Been? 😭
    So grateful for the smart and good people like you who share the knowledge.
    Thank You So Much.
    I will learn more and more ! 🤩

  • Magnetron692 on July 3, 2020

    That's it! Many thanks!

  • PrawoKrwiTv on March 11, 2021


  • Gutléber Erik on March 17, 2021

    Great tutorial thank you

  • Penny D. on October 26, 2021

    Thank you for the wonderful video!

    Will bots still scrape the e-mail if I make a button?

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