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Home > Website CMS > Other functions > Add or edit links

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Below is a copy of the tools available within the web builder. Click on each for the relevant help files:

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Find and replaceCutCopyPastePaste from external sourceUndoRedoTable - insert or editInsert or edit an imageInsert or edit mediaInsert an emoticonAdd rule offAdd or edit a linkInternal page linkInsert or edit bookmarkInsert special charactersAdd a formAdd a text fieldAdd a text area (form)Add a buttonAdd a drop down list (form)Add a tick boxAdd radio buttonInsert content markerInsert roll over image
StylesFontSizeBoldItalicUnderlineMore font optionsFont colourHighlightAlign leftAlign centreAlign rightFully justifyMore paragraph optionsNumbering - ordered listBullet points - unordered listMore list optionsDecrease indentIncrease indentAdd or edit html snippetsAdd image galleries to pageAdd content box

Add / edit links

Add or edit a linkUsing this button or right button over the selected text or image creates a link on the selected text or image or edits the selected existing link. 

 

When used, the following screen pops up:

Insert a link into a page 

The website url (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk) goes at the bottom in the 'url' field. If you click on the 'Open in' option at the bottom of the above screen, you will be able to select the link to open in a 'New window'.  This means that if you are linking to a document on your site, like a PDF or are linking off site, the visitor isn't thrown off your site too and can close the new window and still find themselves at your website.  

If you select the 'New window' option, you get a new button 'Window options' which if you press it, give you some choices as show below:

Link options

The 'Window name' can remain blank, as that is a hang over from when websites used frames. However, supposing you untick 'use browser default' you are presented with options for removing usual browser items such as scroll bars and for controlling the width and height of a screen. If you wish to show an image as a pop up, for example, you can use this to define the exact width and height of the window that opens.

NB You must add the full url of the web site you wish to link to, i.e. if it is the BBC, then be sure to put http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and not www.bbc.co.uk, as the latter will be assumed to be on your website and not external to it.

TIP: Links can be added wherever you have selected an image or a piece of text.

TIP: You can link to other web pages on your site, other websites, images and documents such as Word files and PDF files - see below.  Tolink to other web pages on your website, use the internal link facility (click here).

Linking to an image

If you want to link to an image, use the image option on the left-hand side, as shown below.  If you need to upload a new image, you can use the 'Upload' option and an image can be browsed from your local hard drive onto the site, where it will be laced into the currently selected folder:

Link to an image

Adding an email address to a web page

If you want to add an email address, either hightlight text on the page and then click link and select the email address option, below, or write the link text or email address in the option below when selected:

Add email address 

In the above screen you can add your email address and then optionally add a subject and even the start of the email if there are specific items you want people to say or answer and this will be automatically added to the email that is sent.

Linking to a document

 

If you wish to link to a document, like a PDF or Word file, Excel spreadsheet, etc.then use this option when linking from text or an image:

Link to a document

Simply select the document from the relevant folder or use the upload option to load a new document onto the site before linking to it. Remember, it is good practise to open links to documents in new windows, in case people tire of the download or wish to keep browsing your websitem, so that they aren't lost from your site.

Linking to a place in a web page

 

You can use the 'Place in this document' option, as shown below:

 

Link to a point in the web page

Insert or edit bookmark Anchors: The linking within a document is achieved by special markers called anchors. Anchors are marked points within a page which you can link to e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mypage.html#jump-here where #jump-here represents the anchor point within the page that is jumped to.

Why use them? A good reason might be to jump to the top of a page from the bottom OR if you have a form, to jump from section to section if some of it is not relevant OR FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on a page with links down the page and then links back to the questions. You can also jump from one page to an anchor point on another page so that he user is not presented with the top of the page but with a specific relevant point within a page and then back to the list at the top at the end of the answer.

Plancing an anchor point in a page is achieved using the Insert or edit bookmark button which brings up the following window:

Adding anchors to a web page 

Add a new anchor point at the point where the caret is on the page using the insert option. More anchor points can be added and they will then appear in the list above and when using the 'Place in this document' option in the 'Insert / edit hyperlink' button.

No Follow: This adds a  rel="nofollow" statement into a link which is useful where you have advertisers on a website and want to keep within the Google guildelines for giving links.  The no follow option can only be added via the internal link facility (or manually in the code) and will not remain if you edit the link url using the link facility.


Last update: 29.03.2017