Did you know that you can build your own “Link In Bio” page on your WordPress Website? Here’s how I created mine using the Elementor plugin.
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If you are a social media influencer or content creator, one of the best ways to get people to see what you want them to see online (especially on Instagram) is with the link your bio. I’ve written that term countless times. “Link in bio, y’all!” I even have “Link In Bio” written in my bio to make sure people know where it is haha!
I’ve signed up for so many different free and paid link in bio websites, but none of them accomplished exactly what I wanted. Even though some of them tracked analytics, I realized I was missing out on an opportunity to get folks directly to my website by leading them to a different website in order to view my links. For people to be able to more easily access the content that I create, I wanted those links to live on my website. After some trial and error, I found that Elementor plugin was the best option for me. Keep reading to learn how to make it work for you, too!
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Benefits of a Link In Bio page on your own website:
- A “Link in Bio” page hosted on your website means that when you direct your social media audience to your link, they will come straight to your website. While on your website, they have the opportunity explore more of the content that you have created in the past.
- Directing your social media audience directly to your website also means that their views of your link page will generate more page views.
How to create a Link In Bio Page on WordPress using the Elementor plugin
1) You need to start with a WordPress Website
In order to use this method that I used to create my “Link In Bio” page, you will need a WordPress website. It can be a self-hosted WordPress(.org) website, or a Business or eCommerce WordPress.com website. Free WordPress websites do not have the option of installing plugins such as the one needed for this process.
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2) Install & Activate the Elementor Plugin
Search for “Elementor” in the Add Plugins section. Click to install the “Elementor Page Builder” plugin, and then click to activate the plugin once it has been installed (the button turns blue at this point).
3) Create a New Page – Then Click “Edit with Elementor”
(1) Create a new page and (2) name the page. Don’t publish it just yet, but (3) save the page as a draft. After the “save draft” is finished loading, you can begin the process of filling the page with your links by clicking (4) “Edit with Elementor.”
4) Add Button Widget
Click, hold, and drag the “Button” widget from the lefthand side of the screen in the Elementor Elements section into the empty space on the righthand side.
5) Button Customizations
Button – Content
Add the TITLE and the URL in the Content section. The URL section automatically helps populate published content that is on your WordPress website.
Button – Content Alignment JUSTIFIED for FULL WIDTH
To achieve the “link in bio” look on mobile, change the alignment to JUSTIFIED. This creates the full-width button when looking from a mobile device. It also makes all of the buttons uniform – the buttons will all be the same width, no matter the wording. If the alignment is in any other position other than “justified,” the size of the button correlates to the character count of the title. This is an easy way to keep the buttons uniform.
Button – Style
In the STYLE section, you can change the button and text colors.
6) Duplicate Button
Instead of going through this process of creating and personalizing the button several times, take the shortcut and just duplicate the first button that you created! To duplicate the button, right click on the blue box that pops up on the right hand side when you hover over the button. This will bring up a drop down box where you can select “duplicate.” Always be sure to change the link and make sure that you don’t keep the same link as the one in the button that you duplicated.
7) Publish this page and add it as you LINK IN BIO on your social media channels
That’s it, you’re all done! Update it as often as you need, collect those views and keep readers on your own website.
BONUS – Pro Tip:
Save this page as a template so that if you ever want to create another page of links, you won’t have to start from scratch. Just always remember to change the links on each of the buttons!
I hope this inspires you & helps you to create your own “link in bio” page on your website!