How to add anchor in elementor

How to Add Anchor Link in Elementor (Step by Step Guide)

Are you searching for the simplest way to add anchor links to your landing pages? Well, you are getting very close to a viable solution.

Building web pages become smarter and more flexible with a drag and drop page builder like Elementor. So when it comes to creating anchor tags, Elementor is way handier than any similar WordPress plugin.

Therefore, in this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to set up anchor links in Elementor so that you can scroll down to a specific section on your page after clicking on a button/link. It will turn your web pages more user-friendly and converting. Keep reading.

How Anchor Link Works in Your Web Pages

What does an anchor do for a ship? It helps the ship to float in a specific water surface. Keep it safe from cast away. Hence, it can circle around the anchor in any direction within the limits of the anchor shackle.

The same thing happens with the anchor links. When visitors click your anchor tag, it directs them to a specific section on your landing page. Not to another page, not to a different section.

Anchor links are necessary. By clicking an anchor tag, your visitor can jump to a certain part of your web page in a moment. The process saves time and can inspire visitors to perform desired actions. Moreover, it keeps them stay on the same page.

However, let’s get on with the process of creating an anchor with Elementor.

How to Add Anchor in Elementor Page Builder (3-Easy Steps)

If you already have installed Elementor on your website, you are ever ready to start creating the anchor tags. However, in case you don’t know the installation method, get help from our guide on how to install Elementor.

Well, let’s follow through the steps on how to add an anchor in Elementor.

Step 1: Select the Page in Elementor Editor

Select the Page in Elementor Editor

Login to your WordPress site. Go to the page you want to add anchor links. On the top menu bar, click on “Edit with Elementor”. Your web page will be open for customization in the Elementor editor.

Step 2: Search for the Menu Anchor to Add Anchor Tag

Search Elementor Menu Anchor Widget

After you’ve chosen to edit your page with Elementor, you will be redirected to the above page. It is the Elementor editor. On the left sidebar, type only “anchor”. Therefore, you will find the Menu Anchor Widget. It will help you to create your desired anchor link.

What you need to do is drag and drop the Menu Anchor to the sections of your page where you want to add an anchor tag.

For example, you want to add an anchor in your pricing section. Here’s what you should do.

Add Menu Anchor Widget

Scroll down to the pricing section of your page in the editor. Drag the Menu Anchor widget and drop it above the pricing.

Now that you have dragged the widget above your selected section, you need to write the name of this section in the widget’s content area.

Content of Menu Anchor Widget

Hence. write the name as “Prices” in the ID field, as you want your visitors to jump in the pricing.

Now, which element or text should you choose to link? It’s your wish. Select an anchor text or tab, or even choose an element from your WordPress menu to redirect the visitors.

However, here we have selected the get started button so that you can understand it easily.

Choose the anchor text

So, scroll up to your page. Click on the “Get Started” button. You will see the button link in the link filled. Here, erase the button link, and put your anchor link with a hashtag, just like “#prices” (as your anchor is the pricing section). Now, hit “Save”.

Therefore, visit your landing page again. Click on your Anchor button. You will jump to the pricing at once.

How to Add Anchor in Elemntor with WordPress Menu

It’s even easier than the earlier process. To add an anchor in a WordPress menu, you need to create the anchor first.

For example, you want to create an anchor to your FAQ section. So, let’s go to your FAQ section. Drag the “Menu Anchor” widget above it.

Add anchor in WordPress menu

Put the word “faq” in the ID field. And save it.

Then go to your WordPress menu. Click on the custom link.

Add custom like to menu

In the URL field, write “#faq” and put the link text name as “FAQ”. Then click on “Add to Menu. And finally, hit “Save Menu”.

Click the new menu link

Now go back to your landing page. Hit the FAQ from your menu. Promptly you will be taken to your FAQ section.

Here, we’ve answered some common question regarding how to add anchor link in Elementor site.

1. What is an Anchor Link?

An anchor link is a type of page link that takes you to a specific place on the same page.

2. How do I link to a specific part of a page in Elementor?

Step 1: Click Edit Section.
Step 2: Go to the Advanced area.
Step 3: Add CSS ID like (First) to the section.
Step 4: Select the button or text that you use as an anchor.
Step 4: Go to the Content area of the button or text.
Step 5: Insert the CSS ID into the Link section like (#First).

3. How to manually add anchor links in WordPress?

For doing this, you need to add two things to an anchor text.
1. Choose a block and create an anchor link with the (#) sign right before the anchor text.
2. Select a block then go to the Advanced tab of the block settings.
3. And paste text that you added as the anchor link without adding the (#)

4. How to manually add anchor links in HTML?

Step 1: You need to add the anchor link with a (#) prefix using the HTML Anchor Tag.
Step 2: You need to add the ID attribute to the HTML tag where you want to add the anchor link. Make the ID attribute starts without the (#) prefix.

5. How do you add a link to an image in Elementor?

First: Select the Image where you want to insert a link.
Second: Go to the Content area of that image.
Third: Find the Link option and select he Link->Custom.
Fourth: Insert your custom link.

Final Thoughts

So, that’s all you need to create an anchor link if you have Elementor. Hence, remember some key tips. You just can’t add anchor links randomly. It’s a great tool to increase user response to your web pages. So you should find out which sections are most important to you. Then also select the perfect anchor text that matches your anchor.

Therefore, Elementor is open to third-party tools. You can integrate the Happy Addons widget to bring more power to your web design with Elementor. You can start for absolutely free.

Well, tell us now. Do you find it easier to add anchor links in Elementor?

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21 Responses

  1. Hi!
    Thank you for all those details! It helped a lot!
    Is there a way to add an anchor link to a section on another page?
    Thank you!!

      1. Hi, I have the same question. I am wanting to link from one page to an anchor on another page. These instructions aren’t working for that; the link only takes me to the top of the other page, not the anchor.

  2. HEY, I am having problems linking the menu button to the section I want to get. it is not working. I tried everything. is it something else I can try..?

    1. Hi Havind,
      This Is Gobinda from The Business Team of HappyAddons,
      The possible solution, please increase the z-index value of the menu widget,(1000) should be on the top of everything.
      If it’s not working then please clean all of your caches. If it exists, then it could be a plugin conflict. Here I have an article on that, WordPress Plugin And Theme Conflicts: How to Find and What to Do
      By finding the conflicting plugin you can solve the issue. And don’t forget to share the update here.
      Thanks and regards,
      Gobinda,
      Product Co-Ordinator of HappyAddons.

  3. Hi, you just have to specify the page URL of the desired page and put the menu anchor ID with # symbol

  4. Hey, this advice for link to a section on another page looks very helpful, but I dont get it: “you just have to specify the page URL of the desired page and put the menu anchor ID with # symbol”
    E.g. if my ID is lessons. On the same page I direct to it with link #lessons. And from another page? Can you give an example with the URL please?

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Good day,

      Gobinda here from team HappyAddons. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for your inconvenience.

      Here I made a short clip for you based on your situation. I hope this will help you to use the Menu anchor widget and as well as you can set different page links to different pages.
      https://youtu.be/_kbnCm_kq-w

      Regards,
      Gobinda,
      Product Coordinator | HappyAddons

  5. @gtarafdar it doesnt answer my question tho, but thanks for your effort anyway. I found out myself already and share for others in case somebody needs it:

    IF YOU NEED TO ADD AN ANCHOR LINK TO GET YOU TO A SPECIFIC SECTION ON ANOTHER PAGE,
    you need to do this – as said above: “you just have to specify the page URL of the desired page and put the menu anchor ID with # symbol”

    Which, to give an example, means this (steps 1. and 2. are based on the tutorial explained above):

    1. I have 2 pages: a Main page www. dancing. com and a page called Dancing lessons with url www. dancing. com/dancing-lessons

    2. On the page Dancing lessons i create an anchor link, where the ID is ballet and it takes me to a section with link #ballet

    3. Now I want to bring website visitors to this particular section (#ballet) also from the Main page. So on the Min page i create a button or whatever, use the Elementor tool Wrapper link again, but this time, instead of simply writing #ballet there, I will include the other page url as well. Together it has to be like this: www. dancing. com /dancing-lessons/#ballet

    4. Done

    Hope this saves some time to someone who is also learning on the go:))

    1. HI @Andrea, Thanks a lot for your detailed hand note. We are thankful to you. Actually, I missed your point earlier. Now it’s clear. And your suggested way is the perfect one. Thanks for your effort to share it with us.

  6. I get Andre’s solution. But I have another issue. Below is my menu:

    Home | Menu | About

    Now, the menu is not another page, rather it is a section on the Home page. I have already created anchor for this, meaning when i am on Home page, if I click on Menu, it takes me to the specific section – menu section on the Home page.

    Now, my issue is here – if I am on About page, and I click on Menu it does not take me to menu on the home page section. What to do?

    1. This answer probably help you. Provided by Adria in previous comment,
      IF YOU NEED TO ADD AN ANCHOR LINK TO GET YOU TO A SPECIFIC SECTION ON ANOTHER PAGE,
      you need to do this – as said above: “you just have to specify the page URL of the desired page and put the menu anchor ID with # symbol”

      Which, to give an example, means this (steps 1. and 2. are based on the tutorial explained above):

      1. I have 2 pages: a Main page www. dancing. com and a page called Dancing lessons with url www. dancing. com/dancing-lessons

      2. On the page Dancing lessons i create an anchor link, where the ID is ballet and it takes me to a section with link #ballet

      3. Now I want to bring website visitors to this particular section (#ballet) also from the Main page. So on the Min page i create a button or whatever, use the Elementor tool Wrapper link again, but this time, instead of simply writing #ballet there, I will include the other page url as well. Together it has to be like this: www. dancing. com /dancing-lessons/#ballet

      4. Done
      Let me know it works for you or not.
      Regards,
      Gobinda,
      Product Coordinator | HappyAddons

    2. Hi Tj,
      Sorry for the late reply. First, you have to create a separate menu or header for the other pages. You cannot use the same menu in this use case. Create another header for the About page, set the condition only for the about page or except for the homepage if you need the same feature for the whole site. Now in the menu from the appearance setting of your WordPress Admin backend, create a new menu with your necessary pages and add a custom link option in the menu items, and give a title and set a link like this yourdomain.com/#anchortext, then save it. I hope this will work for you.
      Thanks and Regards,
      Gobinda,
      Product Coordinator | HappyAddons

  7. Hi!

    In my menu I have a mixture of anchor- and regular links. All these links have decorations for hover and active (they are underlined and change colors).

    Now when I navigate to a page where two anchors appear on the same page, these decorations are marked as active – for the page and for both anchors (so there are actually three active links on a single page in the menu).

    Is there a way to have these decorations only for the active pages/anchors?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for stopping by. You can achieve it by adding class to the anchor menu items and adding exceptions by using CSS.
      Thanks and regards,
      Gobinda
      Product Coordinator | HappyAddons

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