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Linking Your Pages (v5)

Links are the main method to allow access to a page once it is created. If there is not a link to a page on your site the page will be virtually inaccessible.

Hyperlinks Overview
 
When linking to URL outside of your domain or to files in your File Storage Area, use the Hyperlink tool. To link to pages within your site, see Internal Link

Step 1:
Start by accessing the Content Editor for the page you'd like to link from.

Step 2:
Select a string of text or an image. When correctly selected, text will be appear to be highlighted.
 
Step 3:
Now click the (Hyperlink) icon in your Content Editor.

Step 4a:
If you know the address of the page you are linking to, paste it in the Source field. Be sure that if you select HTTP:// from the Source pull down menu you do not also add it in the source text field.
You can also click the manila folder icon next to the Source field to select a file from from your File Storage Area.
 
Step 4b:
If you are choosing a file from your File Storage Area, simply locate your file and click (Drop Mode Icon) on the right-hand side.
 
The Source Field will look like this:
 
Step 5:

Click the Insert button, then click OK.
 
 
 
Internal Links Overview

Use the internal link tool to link to pages that you have created using the tools provided on the platform.
 
Step 1:
Start by accessing the Content Editor for the page you'd like to link from
 
Step 2:
Select a string of text or an image. When correctly selected, text will be appear to be highlighted and images will have a black outline around the image.
 
Step 3:
Click the (Internal Link) icon in your content editor to open a list of your pages that have been created in Website Management.
 
Step 4:
Select the page to which you would like to link. You should now be back at the editor with the highlighted text now showing an underline. Click Save Page to save and publish your updates.
 
 
Relevant Terms

Bookmark - A bookmark is a link that doesn't direct the visitor to another page, but rather to another location on the page they are already on.

Content Editor - The content editor is the 'tool bar' above every editable content area in your Dashboard.

Hyperlink - The Hyperlink () tool allows you to designate text or an image to be directed to any page or file when clicked.

Internal Link - Use this tool () as a shortcut when linking to a page within your domain.

Menu Item - These are the links that are displayed in your site's navigational menu.

Source - This field indicates the destination of the link when clicked on. There are usually two fields here. The first field designates the scheme of the hyperlink. The scheme will look something like this: xxx:// or xxx:.

Target - The Target attribute determines where the linked document will be opened. Select "Blank" if you would like the link to open in a new window.

Title- This is the name (ALT tag) of your link.

URL - A uniform resource locator is a web address that retrieves information. Example: http://website.com

Version 2.1 • Last Updated 1/2/2015 10:37:47 AM

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