Web Communications

WCMS

Creating a link

Problem

You want to add a link to your web page. This could be a link to another page or file within your site (internal), a link to a page in another website (external), or a clickable email address. You can also create an anchor link to a specific point on a page.

Solution




Adding an internal link to another page or file (.pdf, .doc) within your website:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar and click on "Internal" in the dialog box
  5. Click the "Search" link to browse to the page or file within your asset tree
  6. Click Submit

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Adding an external link to a web page not in your website:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar and click on "External" in the dialog box
  5. Type the link in the field labeled "Link"
  6. Click Submit

Some examples of external links:

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Creating a clickable email address:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. Click in the WYSIWYG field and type the text for the link
  3. Select the text with your mouse
  4. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar and click on "External" in the dialog box
  5. Type the words mailto: followed by the email address in the field labeled "Link" (Ie: mailto:hajim@rochester.edu)
  6. Click Submit

Creating an anchor link:

  1. Click the Edit tab
  2. In the WYSIWYG field, place your cursor before the text where you would like your anchor
  3. Click the "Insert/Edit Anchor" tool in the toolbar and type a name in the "Anchor Name" field (The anchor name should be one word and lowercase, if you use more than one word use a dash in place of the space between the words.)
  4. Click Insert
  5. Select the text where you would like your anchor to be linked from
  6. Click the "Insert/Edit Link" tool in the toolbar and click on "Internal" in the dialog box
  7. In the field labeled "Anchor" type your anchor name
  8. Click Insert