Setting up links from a page.

On using Membership 2, I have installed and activated the Redirect add-on (following your directions) in orer to direct members, after log in, to a "members' home page." On that page I want links to other pages, as well as a link to my latest post (and previous posts also). Call the pages Page 1 and Page 2. I tried to use anchor tags in the regular text to do this, but did not succeed. I would really like the links to be at the top of the page, and in the future maybe I'd modify them to buttons. There must be a way to do this.
How do I do it?