How to create a link

When you add a Text/HTML module to a page, you can use the link tool in the WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor to easily convert plain text into a link. This article outlines the steps.

1

Drag and drop a Text/HTML module onto the page and add text

Click Add Content to open the content tray. Then drag and drop a Text/HTML module onto the page and type or paste your text into the module.

2

Select your text and click the link icon

Use your cursor to highlight the plain text you would like to become a link. Then, click the link icon in the WYSIWYG editor to open the Link dialog.

3

Select a link type

In the Link dialog, use the Link Type drop-down menu to select the type of link you want to create.

  • External link: Directs users to a website outside your own (default option)
  • Internal Page: Directs users to a page within your website
  • Document link: Directs users to a document on your server
4

Enter the link URL

Then, click into the URL field and type/paste the link URL.

(If you selected Internal Page from the Link Type drop-down menu, there is no need to manually type/paste the link URL. Instead, use the Select Page drop-down menu to choose the page to which you'd like to link.)

PRO TIP: Use the Target tab to define how the link should open in a visitor's internet browser. You can use the drop-down menu to select whether the link should 1) open in a new browser window/tab or 2) open in the same browser window/tab.

Don't forget to click OK, then Publish your page!

Testing your links

You will not be able to click on and test your links while logged in and editing your website. To avoid logging out of your website, you can test your links by using Chrome's Incognito Browsing or Firefox's Private Browsing.

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