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How do I add a "tel:" link to a button?


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On May 31, 2017 J Keith Maxwell wrote:

How do I add a "tel:" link to a button? For example, I have a link (tel:%28256%29%20585-6346) on my Wordpress site with the following background HTML:

(256) 585-6346 (you'll have to look at source it made it a hotlink, wihich is what I want to do on the button)

I tried to use the "Contact" button and assign a URL to it and it places the "http://" on the link automatically. I'm only trying to enter the "tel:%28256%29%20585-6346" part. I can't choose "other" like I can when pressing the Link button in this editor for example. There are only the 3 radial buttons. URL is the only one that makes sense in this case.

I want this to appear on Mobile phones and allow them to "CLICK TO CALL ON MOBILE."


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On Jun 2, 2017 justincredible wrote:

These guys are cetainly on top of it.. for future reference, here is the HTML to code a click to call button


<a href="tel:+1800229933">Call us today!</a>


Autodetecting phone numbers

The BlackBerry browser and Safari for iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad) automatically detect phone numbers and email addresses and convert them to links. If you don’t want this feature, you should use the some meta tags.

For Safari

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no">

For BlackBerry

<meta http-equiv="x-rim-auto-match" content="none">


hope this helps..

answered 5 years ago


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On Jun 2, 2017 J Keith Maxwell wrote:

Great. Now that very responsive to a request. I've never had anyone help so fast.


answered 5 years ago


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