3.0 Links

3.1 Create an internal or external website link 

3.2 Create a link to a file

3.3 Edit an existing link

3.4 Remove an existing link

Create an Internal or External Website Link

Create a Link to an External Website

  1. To create a link from within your page, be sure you are on the Edit tab of your page.
    Edit tab on page.
  2. You will see the Body box with all of your page's content in it (or an empty Body box if this is a new page).
  3. Highlight the text you would like to use as the link. 
  4. Now select the Insert/Edit Link button.
    Insert/edit link button.
  5. This will bring up the Insert/Edit Link dialog box. 
  6. Enter the website address of the page you are linking to in the Link URL box.
    Insert/edit link dialog box popup.
  7. Click the Insert button to complete the linking process.
  8. Your linked text will turn orange, indicating you have correctly inserted a new link.

Create a Link Within Your Drupal Site (Internal Link)

With the new Drupal websites, it is quick and easy to create links within your website and there is no need to go through the external linking process.  

  1. Be sure you are on the Edit tab of your page. 
    Edit screen tab.
  2. You will see the Body box with all of your page's content in it (or an empty Body box if this is a new page).
  3. Highlight the text you would like to use as the link.
  4. Now click the Linkit button.
    Location of Linkit button and highlighted text.
  5. After clicking the Linkit button, a small dialog box will pop up.  In the Link To field, begin typing the name of the page you would like to link to.  This will populate a list of possible pages.  Click the desired page from the list.
    Linkit dialog box and populated page list.
  6. After selecting the desired page from the list, the page will be automatically inserted into the Link To box.  Finish the link insert process by clicking the insert button.
    Name of page inserted into Link To box.
  7. Your finished internal link will look the same as external links.
    Completed internal link.

Create a Link to a File

  1. To create a link from within your page, be sure you are on the Edit tab of your page.
    Edit tab.
  2. You will see the Body box with all of your page's content in it (or an empty Body box if this is a new page).
  3. When writing your link text, include what type of file will be included: PDF, Word document, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  If the file is very large, include its file size.  For example, the link text for the 'About Offline Recordings' should look something like this: About Offline Recordings (Word doc - 4MB).
  4. Highlight the text you would like to use as the link. 
  5. Now select the Insert/Edit Link button.
  6. This will bring up the Insert/Edit Link dialog box.
    Insert/edit link icon and proper format for file links.
  7. Select the Browse button.
    Insert/edit link dialog box popup.
  8. This will bring up your File Browser. From here, you can either select an existing file on the system to link to, or you can upload a new file to link to. It will look similar to this. However, it will not look the same. Each website may or may not have their own file folders designated, and of course, if a file has never been uploaded into your system, there will not be any files to display.
    File browser dialog box popup.
  9. Either scroll the list and find the file name of the file you are looking to link to, or upload a new file to link to.
  10. To upload a new file, select the Upload button in the upper left hand corner of the File Browser.
    File browser dialog box popup, upload link emphasized.
  11. After clicking the Upload button, a drop-down menu will appear. Click the Browse button to locate the desired file on your computer. Thumbnail options are only for pictures.
    File browser dialog box popup, file upload box emphasized.
  12. Click Upload to finish the file upload process.
  13. Your file will be uploaded and will appear highlighted in the files list. Click the Insert File button to insert the path to this file into the Insert/Edit Link dialog box where you can then click Insert again to complete the link to this file.
    File browser dialog box popup, insert file button emphasized.

Edit an Existing Link

  1. Locate your desired page and be sure you are on the Edit tab.  Click on the link you wish to edit to select it. When you do this, notice that both the Insert/Edit Link button and the Unlink button darken.  Click the Insert/Edit Link button. 
    Insert/edit link and unlink icons highlighted.
  2. The Insert/Edit Link dialog box will appear, with the current link showing in the Link URL field.  If this link is to a file, then the URL to the file will show. Either manually change the URL in the Link URL box to direct to your new URL, or click the File Browser button and link to your new file.  If you are unsure of how to link to a file, please see the section on linking to files
    File browser icon and link URL emphasized.
  3. Click the Update button. 

Remove an Existing Link (Unlink)

  1. From within the Edit screen, click on the link you wish to remove.  
  2. When you do this, notice that both the Insert/Edit Link button and the button to the right of it darken. 
    Insert/edit link and unlink icons highlighted.
  3. Click the Unlink button.  
  4. If done correctly, the link text will no longer be orange, indicating that there is no longer an active link.