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
Create a Link to a File
- To create a link from within your page, be sure you are on the Edit tab of your page.
- 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).
- 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).
- Highlight the text you would like to use as the link.
- Now select the Insert/Edit Link button.
- This will bring up the Insert/Edit Link dialog box.
- Select the Browse button.
- 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.
- 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.
- To upload a new file, select the Upload button in the upper left hand corner of the File Browser.
- 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.
- Click Upload to finish the file upload process.
- 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.
Edit an Existing Link
- 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.
- 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.
- Click the Update button.
Remove an Existing Link (Unlink)
- From within the Edit screen, click on the link you wish to remove.
- When you do this, notice that both the Insert/Edit Link button and the button to the right of it darken.
- Click the Unlink button.
- If done correctly, the link text will no longer be orange, indicating that there is no longer an active link.