Web editing - How do I link to another page, document, etc.

Steps to create a link in the Web editor.

Similar to most web systems, creating a link can be as straightforward is typing in the text you'd like to send someone to a new location and clicking the hyperlink button.


How to create a link
  • Begin by highlighting the text you want to link. (See the Best practices section below for how to word your links).
  • Next, click the Insert/edit link icon in the toolbar
    highlighting text

  • At this point, a panel will show up with a lot of options on it. For most editors, there are only 4 you need to be concerned with: Page, Media, Email and External
    Link options

  • If you want to link to another page, you have two options. You can click the Page radio button and then the [ ... ] button to browse for pages within the UWL website.
    Clicking on a page here and then OK will link your text to that particular page. Note that pages with a [+] next to them are labels in the page menu that expand to show other pages. In most cases, it's best to link to a page without a [+]
    Page options

  • To link to a media file, click the Media radio button and then the [ ... ] to browse for a media item you've previously uploaded. Expand the folders until you find your media file, click on it and then OK
    Media options

  • Clicking the Email radio button will let you place an email address in the field. 
    Email options

    Cool feature: when you link to an email address, the system creates a "profile quick view" card that appears on hover. For example:
    Profile quick view

  • Finally, if you'd like to link to a page separate from the uwlax.edu, choose the External radio button and paste your link in.
    External link

    Cool feature: The external link feature can also be used for uwlax.edu pages. If you paste the link in, and it's a current page on uwlax.edu, the system will detect it and move it up into the Page field. This can be a huge time saver!

Things to remember / best practices

Label your links appropriately. 
  • We don't want to see things like "click here" hyperlinked in your page for a couple of reasons:
    • It's bad for accessibility. Visitors to our page who are blind won't get the context for what "click here" means
    • Search engines don't gain valuable information from a link labelled "click here". 
  • Instead, label them as a call for action or informative text.
    • Call to action example: To learn more about us, view our brochure.
    • Informative text example: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has many academic programs to prepare our students for their future.

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Keywords:make, link, hyperlink, url, web address, linking   Doc ID:99372
Owner:Jake S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-24 12:53 CDTUpdated:2020-03-24 14:23 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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