How to Add Clickable Email Addresses to Your WordPress Website
You may know, or may not know, that you can use WordPress to power your entire website. But did you know that you can use a plugin to add clickable email addresses to your WordPress websites?
In this article, we’ll discuss how to easily add email addresses to your WordPress websites so that when anyone clicks on them, they’ll be directed to a personalized email client of yours.
Why Are Email Addresses in Such High Demand?
The main reason why people want to add clickable email addresses to their websites is because they want to be able to send out personalized emails to their visitors. To put it simply, people want to be able to click on a link in an email and have their email client open and display the inbox of the person they are emailing. Essentially, all of the above is possible with a plugin like Email Address Widget.
What Is Email Address Widget?
If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a WordPress developer or somebody very familiar with WordPress, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here.
If you’re not familiar with what a widget is, it’s a piece of software that you can easily add to your WordPress dashboard. Widget plugins let you quickly and easily add common functions to your dashboard, such as a weather widget, a currency converter, or even a YouTube video player.
However, what makes Email Address Widget special, and why we’re obsessed with it, is that it lets you add email addresses to your WordPress website in a matter of minutes. Once you have the plugin installed on your WordPress website, you can use its shortcode [email_addresses] to insert an email address widget on any WordPress post or page. Then, whenever someone clicks on that email address, they will be taken to a personalized inbox of yours.
So how exactly does Email Address Widget work? Let’s find out.
How Does Email Address Widget Work?
When someone clicks on an email address within the confines of a WordPress post or page, what usually happens is that the email address is taken out of the post and given its own unique identifier. That unique identifier then becomes the anchor point for the email link, which is what makes it clickable. When someone clicks on that link, their email client will display your email inbox.
This shortcode will automatically generate an email address widget for you. All you need to do is copy and paste this shortcode onto a WordPress post or page, and you’re good to go. As an added bonus, you can even customize the email address that gets displayed whenever someone clicks on it.
The Pros And Cons Of Using Email Addresses On Your Website
Besides the fact that we just mentioned that you can customize the email address that gets displayed whenever someone clicks on it, another pro of using email addresses on your website is that it allows you to send out personalized emails to your visitors. The con, however, is that if you have a lot of email addresses, it can become cluttered and you may lose track of which one is which, especially if you have a lot of different email providers. In addition, it’s usually best not to use email addresses as your primary contact method, as they can be somewhat hard to track down if you need to contact a customer in regards to something.
Now, as you might imagine, the simplicity and speed with which you can add email addresses to your WordPress website, as well as the fact that they can be used for sending out personalized emails makes them quite popular. In fact, if you search for “email address widget” on WordPress.org’s Plugin Directory, you’ll see over 160 results.
How Do I Add An Email Address To My WordPress Website?
Assuming you decided to go with Email Address Widget, you’d first need to download and install it on your WordPress website. Once you have the plugin installed, you can use its shortcode [email_addresses] to add an email address widget to any WordPress post or page. Then, simply paste the shortcode onto your WordPress post or page, and you’re good to go.
What’s great about this is that it’s very easy to implement, as we’ve already discussed, and it only takes a matter of minutes. Essentially, all you need to do is copy and paste the shortcode onto your WordPress post or page, and you’ll see an email address widget appear instantly. You can even add as many email addresses as you want using this method, as long as you don’t add a link to an unknown email provider.
Don’t Forget About The CSS Version!
The best way to add a little bit of that handmade feel of a wedding blog or website to your own WordPress website is by using a bit of CSS. Of course, since we’re talking about weddings, we have to talk about the wedding blog style and why you would want to add that touch of nostalgia to your own website.
The way that the wedding blog style works is by using a cream colored background with soft yellow accents. For the sake of this example, let’s say that you’ve decided that you want to replicate this look for your own WordPress website. In order to do that, you would need to use a bit of CSS to give your WordPress website a cream colored background with soft yellow accents. You can use the following CSS code to achieve that effect (and we’re assuming that you’re familiar with CSS):
font-family: ‘Raleway’, sans-serif;
font-family: ‘Raleway’, sans-serif;
border: 1px solid #000000;
Why Use A Wedding Blog As An Example?
If we’re talking about wedding blogs and how to add that nostalgic wedding blog feel to your own WordPress website, it’s important to mention that there are several different ways that you can go about doing that. You could create a wedding blog for yourself, or you could use one of the thousands of pre-made wedding blogs that you’ll find on WordPress.org’s Plugin Directory. Ultimately, it’s up to you, but for the sake of this example, let’s say that you’d like to create a wedding blog for yourself.
Creating a wedding blog for yourself, or using one of the many pre-made blogs that you’ll find on WordPress.org’s Plugin Directory is a great way to easily add that handmade feel of a wedding blog to your own WordPress website. Simply search for “wedding blogs” on WordPress.org’s Plugin Directory, and you’ll see dozens of results, all of which you can use to create your own unique and personalized wedding blog.