How to Add Internal Links Manually in WordPress?

Add internal links manually
Add internal links manually, in WordPress

This article is all about how to add internal links manually to your WordPress site. Internal linking is one of the best SEO techniques to grow your organic traffic. Internal links improve user engagement.

If you have internal links in your post, users will have more opportunities to click and read more information on your site.


Internal linking also helps to reduce your bounce rate. You can add internal links manually and as well as through plugins also.

In this article, I will explain the manual method. So let’s start

Add Internal Links Manually

Login to the dashboard. Select your post and click on edit the post. Select the text where you want to add an internal link.

After selecting the text, you just click on the link icon. As you can see in the below image.

Select text for internal links
Text for Internal links

When you will click on the link icon, a popup window will appear on the screen. You can just copy the link of another post that you want to link and paste it into the box. And after it, hit the enter icon.

But this method is time-consuming. Because first you will open that article and copy the link. And then you will paste it into the link box. This process is lengthy.

There is another easy method also.

Link box
Link box to search or type URL

You just type a keyword of your post in the given box. Your post will appear below the link box. You just need to click the post and enter. And your internal will be added. This is a quick way to add a link to another post.

As you can see below sample image for more clarity.

Search or Type url
Search URL

This is an easy and quick method to add internal links manually in WordPress. However, you can also use a good and secure plugin for internal linking.


  • Login to WordPress dashboard and edit the post.
  • Select the text for intenal links.
  • Click on Link Icon.
  • Type and Search the post’s keyword which you want to link.
  • Post will appear below the box.
  • Select your post and enter.
  • Link will be added.

So, in this way, you can add internal links manually in WordPress. You can add multiple internal links in a post. Ideally, you should have internal links in your post.

You can add internal links while writing your new post in WordPress and old post as well. For old posts, you can make a list of your old post, where you want to add internal links.

If you find it convenient you add internal links manually. Or you can use a plugin for it.


You can add internal links through manual methods and plugins also. Internal linking is important may be important to your site. You should add multiple relevant internal links in your posts.

You can improve your ranking by using internal linking. Usually, internal links improve users’ spend time on your site.

For example, if some is reading one of my articles about how to create a category in WordPress. And I have given a link, how to change the default post category in WordPress. In this case, visitors might click and read that article also.

Ultimately, if users click on other internal links, it will improve users’ timing on the site. It will also give a good signal to the search engine. And search engines will also consider it as a good signal.

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