Insert and Edit Links

Both images and text can be turned into links. How you create the link depends upon what you are linking to.

To insert a URL link:

  1. In the Page Content section, highlight the text or image you wish to turn into a link.
  2. Click the “Link” button in the WYSIWYG editor. 
  3. Use the menu in the pop-up window to select the page you wish to link to.
     
  4. Be sure to always save your work.
     

To edit a link:

    1. If you want to change the link settings, you can click (do not highlight) the link in the Edit screen and then click the "Link" icon in the WYSIWYG editor. 
    2. Another way to access the link options is to right-click or control-click the link in the Edit screen. This will give you a small drop-down menu that gives you easy access to editing the link.

    3. This will open the "LINK" dialog box. From here, you can edit the Link Info, Target, and Advanced settings.
    4. Link Info: ## Link Type = URL
      1. Protocol = http://
      2. URL = the website's URL that you want to link to
    5. Target: ## You can set the target location for your link on the "Target" page.
      1. Use the drop-down menu to see target location options.
         
    6. Advanced:

## Advanced settings are for users that have highly particularized link needs.

To link to a file on your site:

  1. You must first attach the file.
  2. Open the manage content window and select the "MEDIA" tab to view your attached files.
  3. Right-click (control-click for Mac users) the file name for the item you wish to link to and select 'Copy Link Location.'
  4. In the Page Content section of the page or article you wish to add this link to, highlight the text or image you wish to turn into a link.
  5. Click the “Link” in the WYSIWYG editor. 
  6. Link Type = URL
  7. Protocol = http://
  8. URL = Paste here the URL you copied in Step 3.

To link to an email address:

  1. Highlight the text or image you wish to turn into a link.
  2. Click the “Link” button in the WYSIWYG editor. 
  3. Link Type = Change the link type from the default "URL" to "E-mail"
  4. E-mail Address = email address you wish to link to.
  5. Message Subject and Message Body allow you to specify the subject and body text of the email.
     

To create an anchor link:

Creating an anchor link begins by designating the landing point, then creating the link.

    1. Enter the text or image you want to anchor to. (the landing point)
    2. Highlight the subheading or key text that will serve as your landing point.
    3. Click the "Anchor" button in the WYSIWYG editor. 
    4. Give the anchor a descritptive name (ONLY use lowercase, alpha-numeric characters; no spaces).
    5. The next step is to create the link that will get your to your landing point. Enter the text you want to link from (the link---usually near the top of the web page).
    6. Click the “Link” button in the WYSIWYG editor. 
    7. Link Type = Link to anchor in the text. the anchor name you created in Step 4)
       
    8. Select the anchor name that you created in step 4.

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