A Simple Way to Create Page Jumps in WordPress
Should you find yourself looking for a way to create Page Jumps in WordPress Block Editor, the good news is that there is a simple way of doing it. Block editor is better than Classic Editor in this regard. I have been blogging for some time now, and page jumps are something that I find myself having to use more often than not. There is usually a reason, while writing a page or a post, to want to jump to another section on the same page. The following, in any case, is how to create page jumps in WordPress Block Editor
How to jump to a position on the same page in WordPress
To create page jumps in WordPress Block Editor, you need to take the following steps;
- Create a Header block. This can be H1, H2, H3, H4 etc
- Type in your heading text
- To the right of your screen, in the Block editor section, click on Advanced.
- In HTML Anchor, type in a word that you will uses in your link. An example would be the word, “This-is-an-example-of-a-Page-Jump.”
- There should be no spaces in the link id.
- To add a jump to the desired section, go to the section from which you wish to jump and type in the link text or word.
- Add # to the beginning of the text. In the case of this example, the link would look like this; #This-is-an-example-of-a-Page-Jump
- Now when you click on the link, you will be taken to the section with the Header that we created at the beginning.
Why bother with Page Jumps in WordPress
As both a blogger and a reader, I know that some of the articles that are out there can be rather long. Search Engines, such as Google and Yahoo, are mostly at fault here. Search Engine Optimization experts will, if you bother to ask, tell you that longer posts have a better chance of being ranked high by Search Engines.
However, there are some topics on which length just isn’t possible. In any case, you can spare your readers the pain of going over unrelated ideas by creating a Jump Point on the same page.
Now all that they need to do in order to get what they are looking for is skip all the filler by clicking on a link. As an example, I created a Page Jump at the end of the first paragraph in this article. This allows you to skip all this drivel and to head straight to the section on which I really show you how Page Jumps are created.