The difficulty of adding links in a content management system is one excuse Amy Gahran (@agahran) hears from news organizations for not linking.
Our content management system makes it difficult or impossible for reporters to insert links into stories.
Before reading Gahran’s post about how missing links hurt online news, I had heard that same reason. I admit that it feels more cumbersome when I add a link in most CMS platforms that when I do the same in WordPress, although I can’t pinpoint why. Most systems I’ve used implement a WYSIWYG text editor that includes that nearly ubiquitous chain-link icon for links.
I need your help to understand this. Do you use a CMS and a blog? Do you find it easier to link when you’re blogging? Why or why not?