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How to Add Hyperlinks

 

Types of hyperlinks that you can create using the CMS:

 

  • Links to e-mail
  • Links to files
  • Links to an internal page
  • Links to an external page

 

To begin building any link, first highlight the text you want linked in the WYSIWYG editor (CONTENT Area), then click the hyperlink button in the toolbar at the top of the editor (it looks like chain link).

 

how to add a link

 


 

Linking to an Internal Page or Document

 

  • Select the Internal option in the pop-up window.
  • Click on the Link option and navigate to the page or uploaded file that you want to link to.
  • You may choose to enter a brief description of what you're linking to in the Title field. This text will be seen when a cursor hovers over the link.
  • In the target drop down menu, select either Same Window, if you want the page or document you're linking to to replace your page when the link is clicked, or New Window, if you want the page or document you're linking to to load in a new window.
    • It is only recommended to use New Window for the target if the link takes you away from your website.
  • Select Ok, click Save & Preview, click Submit, then click Check Content & Submit
    • This will provide a report for any broken links, misspellings and accessibility issues found by the CMS.

 

Linking to an internal page or document

 


 

Linking to an External Page

 

  • Select the External option in the pop-up window.
  • Copy and paste or type the url of the page you're linking to in the Link field.
    • Make sure that your url has http:// or https:// within the link to ensure it will not create a broken link!
  • Enter a brief description of the page you're linking to in the Title field. This text will be seen when a cursor hovers over the link.
  • In the target drop down menu, select either Same Window, if you want the page or document you're linking to to replace your page when the link is clicked, or New Window, if you want the page or document you're linking to to load in a new window.
    • It is only recommended to use New Window for the target if the link takes you away from your website.
  • Select Ok, click Save & Preview, click Submit, then click Check Content & Submit.
    • This will provide a report for any broken links, misspellings and accessibility issues found by the CMS.

Linking to an external page


 

Linking to an E-Mail

 

  • Select the External option in the pop-up window.
  • Type mailto:the_email_you_want@uwyo.edu in the Link field.
  • Type send e-mail to the_email_you_want@uwyo.edu in the Title field. This text will be seen when a cursor hovers over the link.
  • In the target drop down menu select New Window.
  • Select Ok, click Save & Preview, click Submit, then click Check Content & Submit.
    • This will provide a report for any broken links, misspellings and accessibility issues found by the CMS.

Linking to an email address


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