If you have troubles since the update to WordPress 4.5 please read this post before opening a new thread. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts August 6, 2012 at 4:05 am #15069 purposeByDesignParticipant I am trying to create an external link on my welcome page but it is not working: Google Instead it goes to this broken link: http://www.chiomaandgeorge.com/www.google.com August 6, 2012 at 4:47 am #86086 tnsParticipant Are you typing <a href="www.google.com">Google</a> ? Maybe type <a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a> August 6, 2012 at 5:34 am #86087 DudeModerator Hey! Yes, without the http protocol prefix it’s considered as an internal link – you need to prepend http:// before the url. Best regards, Peter Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) The topic ‘External Link creation not working’ is closed to new replies.