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Blogger tip: add a link to any image with no HTML editing

When you insert an image into a Blogger blog post, it is usually linked to the larger original-sized image, which - when clicked - is viewable as a Lightbox overlay.

Sometimes you may want the image to link to a different web page instead.

Not sure what I mean?
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If you are a HTML expert, you can switch the blog post editor to "HTML" mode and manually edit the image link.

But if you aren't comfortable editing your blog post code, you can add a web URL to the image with just few clicks.

Here's how you do it:

How to add a link to a Blogger blog image

1. Sign in to Blogger and open the post editor in Compose mode

2. Click the Insert Image icon

3. Add an image from any source (Upload, Google Album Archive, Phone (Google Photos))

Learn more about how insert photos and videos into a Blogger blog post in the Blogger Help Center.

4. Click the image once, and Link should be highlighted on the menu bar and you will see image formatting options.

Note "Link" on the top menu is highlighted blue 

5. Click Link again to to remove the link to the larger image

6. Click the image again

Note that "Link" on the top menu is now NOT highlighted

7. Click Link again to open the Edit Link window

8. Enter a web address URL

9. Click OK to save the changes

Note that you will not be able to check the link on the blog post Preview by clicking the image. 


Watch the video showing how to add a link to a Blogger blog post image.

For more tips on how to go beyond plain text in your Blogger blog post, watch my free webinar: Blogger: Beyond Text with Michael Daniels or watch my other Blogger tutorials.


  1. What a simple solution. I can't believe I never thought of this. Very useful tip for somebody like me who's been doing it the hard way all this time. Thanks for this.

  2. awesome. If you link to a shared doc in a google drive, google refuses the connection unless you open in a new tab. How would you edit the link to force a new tab?

    1. You can edit the link, and select "Open this link in a new window". That will add code to the link that opens it in a new window (or tab, depending on the user's browser settings).

  3. Wow, Nice tutorial. This tutorial is very helpful for us. Thanks for sharing this great post.

  4. Many thanks for sharing.
    U're amazing!

  5. Fantastic, I bank you so much for explaining, this was exactly what I was looking for, appreciate your help :)

  6. I've been blogging for years, and I am so glad to have found this!! Thank you so much!

  7. I am doing the same what you have told but then also when I am clicking on image nothing is happening.

    Please help...

    1. If it is the blog in your profile, it doesn't look like the images are linked. If you are using the new Blogger, try switching back to legacy Blogger and see if that works.

  8. It is very helpful, thanks so much

  9. Plz tell me, when we are adding an image in post and give alt tag, caption link then the option link to image in above (We use it when when give a link external and iternal) then which link we have to use?

    1. Isha, I'm not sure what you mean exactly? You don't usually put a link in the alt text of an image.

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