I and other moderators get tired of fixing this in comments daily, so I’m going to make a simple post on how to put links into your comment messages here. It’s dirt simple.
1. DON’T try to edit HTML to put in links in comments by hand. If you must, use an external HTML editor and test it first, then paste the HTML in. We also have a test page in the menu where you can try out comments and embedding beforehand.
2. KISS (keep it simple stupid):
There’s really no need to embed links and connect them to words, just type/paste in the URL with a short description. WordPress will automatically generate a link!
For example, here’s an AP story on climate talks that I posted in 5 seconds simply using cut and paste of topic and URL and no HTML editing. WordPress generated the link automatically.
Analysis: Climate talks stumble
You can try this out in comments below. Please be considerate of us overworked authors and moderators and follow KISS.