Once you’re in, you must select Direct link as shown below:
This is how you’ll accomplish this.
In your WP admin in the sidebar tap on creating a new link:
In particular, the important steps involved are:
Save the link.
Once that is done, the last step involved is to hook up this link category with your footer. For this, find the Appearance link in your admin and then navigate to Widgets. In this window you should now see the footer widget area. This is where we need to place the category containing our links.