UPDATE 7/4/2014: Tested on WordPress.org self hosted sites – WordPress.com sites ‘may’ strip the code back.
UPDATED 5/10/2013: Skype updated the developer instructions & URL’s
You’ve probably typed something fairly specific like “How to add a skype call link or button to a WordPress page, post or widget” to find this answer. I know this because I spent 3 hours today trying to solve it! So I’m going to make it worth your while.
Note: All the information can be found here, but in summary, these are my findings:
Here is the html you use to create a link to a skype user:
<a href="skype:usersskypename?call">Call me on Skype</a>
The kind people over at Skype development URI page used this example, so I’m going to too:
<a href="skype:echo123?call">Call the Skype Echo / Sound Test Service</a>
Here’s what happens, again, this is lifted straight from the Skype page:
- Brings the device’s Skype client into focus, starting it as necessary.
- Effects auto-login or prompts your users for their Skype Name and password.
- Typically opens a confirmation dialog to authorize placing the call.
- Places the call.
Note: Skype button code didn’t work so well when included on the actual page or post, the WordPress text editor stripped out the important bits.
Neither of these are particularly sophisticated, but it did help out when one of my clients requested her social media icon set include skype.