It’s 2015 and everyone has a smartphone. Everyone.
Since 2008 over 1 BILLION iPhones have been sold and my wife and I are personally responsible for 7 of those sales.
You are welcome Apple.
Anyway, add that billion to the number of Android phone out there and you’ve got a lot of people browsing the web on their phones… so it’s only natural that people would visit a website see a phone number and want to call it.
WDA reader Leo had an interesting question: how do you make a phone number click to make a phone call?
Great question Leo… and it’s actually a super easy answer.
Wherever you want to make a click to call link (image or text), all you’ve got to do is hyperlink it to a link that is formatted like this:
Let me show you an example, click this link: CALL US NOW
What happened when you clicked that?
If you are reading this on a phone that should prompt you to call that number.
If you are clicking those links on a desktop/laptop and depending on how you have your computer setup, you might be prompted to make that call using Skype or you just might get a message asking you what you want to do?
Click To Call HTML
The HTML for that link looks like this:
<a href=”tel:(123)456-7890″>CALL US NOW</a>
If you are using WordPress, just select the text/image that you want to make a clickable phone link click the hyperlink button and paste in tel:(123) 456-7890, so it should look like this:
Of course you should replace that phone number with the real phone number.
That’s all folks.
PS: Android phones aren’t real phones anyway, see Tom Hanks has an Android phone…