If you are using your blog for a news feed, you might want to put a link back to a post promoting an event in the Description field of the event in Google Calendar. Here’s two ways to do that:
1. Use a dummy page
If anything remotely associated with website codes gives you the heebie-jeebies, then you can use your WordPress site to create the code for you. Simply open a page for editing (I like to use pages, rather than posts, since if accidentally published, a page won’t automatically appear on your site), and create the text you need in the Visual editor tab. Remember to use ONLY text and a link, no images. The length is limited, so you want to get this in around 150 characters.
When you have created your link, and are ready to move to the Calendar, switch to the “Text” tab at the top right of the content editing area. This tab will display all the code for the content you just created. Copy all the code there, and paste into the description box in Google Calendar.
The link will not display inside Google Calendar when you are logged in (it will show the code), but it will display in the description area on the calendar embedded in your website.
2. Write the link code
The code for creating a hyperlink is not difficult. It’s just a matter of learning the pattern and syntax. Here are the parts of a hyperlink:
<a href=”http://mysite.org”>Link Text</a>
- The link opens and closes with an “anchor tag”: <a>… </a>
- The text you want to appear on the page as linked text goes in between these two tags
- The opening anchor tag has the type of link “href”
- The href is “=” to the url where you want to send the user, and the url is put into quote marks
- Any text outside of the anchor tags is displayed as regular text
The whole code you put in the description box might be:
For more info, see <a href=”http:churchwebsiteprogram.com/pancake-breakfast/”>Pancake Breakfast, Nov 16</a>
Which will display like this: For more info, see Pancake Breakfast, Nov 16