Adding links to your pages

Adding links to your pages

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Adding links to your pages is such an easy way of showing someone something external to the current page. It allows you to point users in a new direction, maybe to use an external resource to expand on a certain subject; link them to other pages on your website that is relevant to the section of text they are reading or just to show them a file such as an image, a document or a pdf.

 

So how can this be done?

1. So for a start, you are going to want to find the body of text you want to add a link to.
Login to the control panel of your website, Click “Pages & Content” and edit the page that contains your text.

 

 

2. Hover over the body of text you want to edit and press the edit button. This should bring up a new popup box showing you the text editor.

 

 

3. Find and select the text you wish to link, this can be a word, phrase or sentence. Now click the small link button. This will bring up the Link popup box.

 

 

4. Now, what happens next depends on what you want to do with this link. Look at the screenshots below to help you with what each option does here. For most tasks, you will only need to use the first 2 tabs of this window.

 

 

Linking to a PDF or Document

1. Follow the steps above. After, click “Browse Server”.

2. Now either find your PDF or Document file or if you haven't uploaded it yet, click “Upload” and upload the file, then select it.

 

Linking to an External Page

1. Follow the steps above. Enter the URL into the "URL" field and leave all the other options on the first tab as they are.

2. On the second tab, use the screenshot above to work out how you want this link to behave. You can have it open in a new tab, open in a new window or just open in the same window.

 

Linking to an External PDF, Document or Download

1. Follow the steps above. Enter the URL into the "URL" field and leave all the other options on the first tab as they are.

2. On the second tab, use the screenshot above to work out how you want this link to behave. You can have it open in a new tab, open in a new window or just open in the same window. However, if you're linking to downloadable content, changing this behaviour may not be necessary. If the external resource is not going to download such as a PDF file, it might be a good idea for this to open in a new tab if you are wanting the user to finish reading your page first.

 

And finally after you have done this above, click “Done” and don't forget to publish the page. Now your new link should be going places!