Adding a PDF link to the Site Map and Links module

Looking to add a document, such as a PDF, to your eCatholic site using the less conventional Links module or as a drop-down in the navigation menus? Here's how you can do so. 

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Preparation: First, you will want to upload your document to your Files Manager.

  1. Visit your Files Manager by clicking on Files in the blue Admin bar located at the top of your website. 
  2. Click on the Documents tab.
  3. Click Upload Documents to add your file.

NOTE: PDF documents are best to use as they are mobile-friendly and will be more accessible for website visitors to view rather than other documents needing specific programs (e.g. Microsoft Publisher files).

Next, you will want to grab your document's Permalink, which you will need to link to.

  1. Within the (Files Manager) Documents section, locate your document.
    Tip: Click Last Modified to view the most recently uploaded documents.
  2. Click on the magnifying icon to pull up the Permalink.

  3. Right-click to copy the Permalink. 

Method 1: Adding a document to the Links module.

1
 Visit the page you wish to add your document to and add the Link module if it doesn't already have it.

2
   Click on the + sign to add a new link to your Links module. 

 
3
   Type in your desired Link Name and paste your document's Permalink into the Link URL field.
Tip: Selecting External for the Link Type will open your document in a new browser tab, allowing site visitors to maintain their current browsing spot.

4
 Be sure to click Save/Publish!

Method 2: Adding a document to the Site Map.

1
 Click on the  Site Map Editor in your blue Admin bar.

2
 Drag a Link into your Site Map navigation where you want it to appear.

3
 Name your Link and paste the document Permalink into the Link URL field.
Tip: Selecting External for the Link Type will open your document in a new browser tab, allowing site visitors to maintain their current browsing spot.

4
 Remember to Save/Publish your changes!

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