Adding Links To Pages

Learn how to add links to pages and other types of content.

 Add Any Type of Link (Internal, External or Email Link)

  1. Navigate to the page (or other piece of content such as a News or Event item) in which you want to add a link.
  2. Click on the Edit tab in the green menu bar.
  3. In the Body Text, Select the text or image that you want to turn into a link.
  4. Click on the Insert/Edit Link button (Icon - Link).
  5. At the top of the resulting pop-up box you will have the option of creating internal links (links to pages within your own site), external links, email links and anchors.

Link Options

 

Internal

This is how you link to something within your own web site.  You can link to a page, a file, an event or anything you want.

  1. From the Insert/Edit Link dialog box, ensure you are on the Internal tab.
  2. Browse to the item you wish to link to.
  3. Select the radio button of the item you wish to link to.
  4. Notice that some options will appear on the right-side of the dialog box.  One option will allow you to specify whether the link will open in the current browser window or in a new browser window/tab.  

    Link Options 2 
  5. Click the OK button.

 

External

  1. From the Insert/Edit Link dialog box, ensure you are on the External tab.
  2. Type or paste in the URL for your link.
  3. You have the option to specify whether the link will open in the current browser window or in a new browser window/tab.
  4. Click the OK button

 

Email

  1. From the Insert/Edit Link dialog box, ensure you are on the Email tab.
  2. In the E-mail field, type or paste in the email address you wish to link to.
  3. Whatever you type into the Subject field will pre-fill the Subject line of the email that pops up when someone clicks on the email link.  The user does have the option to change the Subject field but generally won't if it is already filled in for them.  Setting a subject for your email links is a great way to find out how people are finding you.  For example, lets say you add an email address to the site footer of your web site.  If you add a subject of "Web Site Feedback" to the email link, you'll know that any email that you receive with that subject line came from your web site (not from an email listed on a business card, not from a referal, etc.).  You can further refine the email link with a subject line such as "Research - Request For Information."  If you add an email link to the Research section of your site with a subject line such as this, then you will know where the site visitor was when they contacted you.  This is useful because not everyone clearly states what information they are needing when they email you.  Knowing where they were in your site when they contacted you could help you solve that mystery.

 

Anchors 

Normal links always point to the top of a page.  Anchors point to a place within a page.  As such anchors are generally used on pages that contain a lot of information.  Anchors are explained in more detail on their own page.

 

Edit A Link

To edit a link, select the text or image that is the lick and click on the Insert/Edit Link button (Icon - Link).

 

Remove A Link

To remove a link, simply select the text or image that is the link and click on the Unlink button (Icon - Unlink) in the editor.