Hyperlinks, Links to Email Addresses, and Anchors

Creating Links to Other Pages

To insert a hyperlink into text:

  1. Select the text that you want to make a link.
  2. On the toolbar of the Text & Images module, click the icon .
  3. Do any of the following:
    • To add a link to another webpage on your site, select the option A page of this site. In the Select page menu, select the target webpage or a webpage section where you have placed an anchor.
    • To add a link to a webpage or a file located on another site, select the option A webpage or file on the Internet, and type the address. For example, http://example.com.
    • To add a link to a document or another downloadable file that you have previously uploaded through the Document Manager (as described in Documents and Other Downloadable Files), select the option A document on this site, and select the target file.
  4. In the Open link in menu, select where you want to open the target page. You can choose to open it in the same or in a new browser window or tab.
  5. In the Title box, type the description that should appear when users place the mouse pointer over the link.
  6. Click OK.

Note: You can also add hyperlinks to external websites to the website's navigation block. To add such a link, go to Pages, in the menu next to the Add Page button, click Add External Link.

Creating Links to Different Sections of a Webpage

If you have a lengthy webpage consisting of several sections, consider inserting a table of contents with links to these sections in the top of the page, to help your site visitors navigate through the page content. You can do this with the help of so-called anchors.

To add links to different sections within a webpage:

  1. Insert an anchor in the beginning of each section.
    1. In the text block, highlight with the mouse pointer a section heading or, if there is no heading, a first letter at the beginning of a paragraph.
    2. On the Text & Images module's toolbar, click the icon .
    3. Specify a name for the anchor and click OK.

      Anchor names should begin with a Latin alphabet letter. They can contain Latin alphabet letters, underscore, and numbers. For example: section_1.

    4. Repeat these steps to add as many anchors as needed.
  2. Insert a table of contents or a list of sections in the top of the page.
  3. Add hyperlinks to the table of contents or the list of sections.
    1. Highlight with the mouse pointer a section name.
    2. On the Text & Images module's toolbar, click the icon .
    3. Leave the option Link to a page of this site selected.
    4. In the Select page menu, select the required anchor name.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Repeat these steps to add hyperlinks to all the sections you need.
Creating Links to Email Addresses

To insert a link to an email address into text:

  1. Select the text that you want to make a link.
  2. On the toolbar of the Text & Images module, click the icon .
  3. Specify the email address and click OK.

If you want to specify multiple email recipients or predefine the message subject, use the following alternative method:

  1. Select the text that you want to make a link.
  2. On the toolbar of the Text & Images module, click the icon .
  3. Select the option A webpage or file on the Internet, and type mailto:<address>. For example, mailto:postmaster@example.com.

    You can also:

    • Specify multiple recipients in the To field, separating addresses with a comma (,) or a semicolon (;). For example: mailto:postmaster@example.com,mail@example.com.

      Note: It is better to separate addresses with a semicolon because users of Microsoft Office Outlook might experience issues with sending email to recipient addresses separated with commas. Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and later versions do not recognize a comma as an email address separator, unless they are specifically configured to do so. For details, see the article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/820868.

    • Predefine the message subject line. For example: mailto:postmaster@example.com?subject=My%20Subject.
    • Add recipients to CC and BCC lists. For example: mailto:postmaster@example.com?subject=My%20Subject&cc=address1@example.com&bcc=address2@example.com.
    • Predefine text to put in the message body. For example: mailto:postmaster@example.com?subject=My%20Subject&body=This%20is%20sent%20from%20your%20site!

      Note: You should replace white spaces with %20.

  4. Click OK.
 

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