Friday, April 23
The other day, someone asked me how to do what is called a 'Mail To' link.
For example: Email me here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When you click the bits in pink, your email program will automatically launch a new email with my email address in the 'To' box. Nifty, huh?
'Mail To' links are great because they save your readers time having to search for your email addy and then having to copy and paste it into a new email. Also, if you want to make it easy for people to email you but you'd rather not publish your full email address, the 'email here' option is a great solution.
If you also want to know how to create a 'Mail To' link, I'll tell ya!
(I'm not familiar with Wordpress so I'll tell you what I do using Blogger.)
For blog posts: Use EDIT HTML mode
Insert this code:
You can replace 'here' with your actual email address if you prefer.
It's as easy as that! You may not want to give readers the option of contacting you by email but if privacy is a concern, you can always create a separate email account just for your blog. Personally, I'm grateful when blogs have an easy to find email option because comment forms can be buggy on occasion and sometimes I prefer to ask a question privately. Of course, it's up to you to do whatever works for you!
If there's anything else you'd like to ask me about how I did something on this blog, please feel free to fire away in a comment! I'm no code cruncher but I'll do my best to lend a hand.