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How to Add a Link to Widget Titles in WordPress

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How to Add a Link to Widget Titles in WordPress

Most WordPress widgets come with an option to set a title for each widget. The widget title is used as a heading for widgets in your sidebar or other widget areas. Recently we showed you how to hide widget title in WordPress. In that post’s comment, one of our users asked us about how they can add a link to widget title to make it clickable. For example, you may have a widget area just to display Google+ “add to circles” widget, and you want to have the title “Add us on Google+” be a link to your Google+ page. In this article we will show you how to add a link to widget titles in WordPress.

Video Tutorial

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Widget Title Links plugin. Upon activation, this plugin adds a Title Link field in all your WordPress widgets.

Adding link to a widget title

Just add the title of your Widget and then add the URL in the Title Link field. Save settings and preview your site. You will notice that your Widget’s title is now linked to the URL you provided. This method allows you to create clickable widget titles. Here is the preview:

Widget Title Links Preview

We hope that you found this guide on how to add links to WordPress widget titles helpful. If you want to learn more about widgets, then we recommend you to read our guide on extending the power of your default WordPress widgets. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, then please leave a comment below.

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  1. Sergio says:


    but SEO…

    How cna i add the title attribute?

    Thank you!

  2. Lara says:

    I am really new at this. How do I upload this plug in please?

  3. Riavon says:

    This plugin did not work for me.

  4. becca says:

    This plugin works great! The only problem I’m having is that the widget title is now blue (I guess since it’s a link?) and the hover-over color isn’t what I want it to be. . . how do I change this?


  5. Semblance says:

    On a slightly different note… which Google+ plugin do you use? As per the example in you post? Thanks!

  6. thethaiguy says:

    Great article and I’ll checking it out. Thank you for info!

  7. Wanda Rawlins says:

    After uploading this plugin it reads: ( The plugin does not have a valid header.) and will not extract so what can I do about that. Thanks for your help.

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