Links

Learn how to add in-text links to external and internal web pages using the instructions below. You can also use links to let site visitors send messages to a specific email address. Finally, link within a page by using anchor links.

 

External Links (Pages Outside Your Site)

IMPORTANT: Avoid linking text like "Click Here" or "Learn More." People using screen readers will have difficulty discerning what information is being linked to. Instead, your links should be descriptive of the page they link to (e.g. Further instructions for adding links to your webpage, rather than Click here for more information about adding links to your webpage.)

1. Highlight the text you want to link.

2. Click on the Link button in the toolbar.

3. In the dialog box that opens, select “URL” from the dropdown menu. Then enter the URL to which you want to link in the URL field and click OK.

4. The text will now appear in the editor as a hyperlink.

Internal Links (Pages Within Your Site)

IMPORTANT: Avoid linking text like "Click Here" or "Learn More." People using screen readers will have difficulty discerning what information is being linked to. Instead, your links should be descriptive of the page they link to (e.g. Further instructions for adding links to your webpage, rather than Click here for more information about adding links to your webpage.)

1. Highlight the text you want to link.

2. Click on the Link button in the toolbar.

3. In the dialog box that opens, select “Internal path” from the dropdown menu.

4. In the “Link” field, begin typing the name of the internal page to which you want to link. Based on your typing, Drupal suggestions will appear in this field. Click on the name of the page to which you want to link and click OK.

5. The text will now appear in the editor as a hyperlink.

 

Link to an Email Address

1. Highlight the email address you want to link.

2. Click on the Link button in the toolbar.

3. In the dialog box that opens, select “E-mail” from the dropdown menu.

4. Paste or type the email address that should receive emails from this page into the E-Mail Address field. If desired, add a Message Subject and Message Body content. Click OK.

5. The text will now appear in the editor as a hyperlink.

 

Anchor Links (Links Within a Page)

Anchor Links allow users to navigate to content within a page. For example, you may want to include anchor links on a FAQ page so users can navigate directly to specific questions without having to scroll through all of them. To do this, you must create an anchor in the page and a link to that anchor.

IMPORTANT: Avoid linking text like "Click Here" or "Learn More." People using screen readers will have difficulty discerning what information is being linked to. Instead, your links should be descriptive of the page they link to (e.g. Further instructions for adding links to your webpage, rather than Click here for more information about adding links to your webpage.)

1. To create an anchor, click in front of the text to which you want to bring visitors.

2. Click on the Anchor button in the toolbar.

3. In the Anchor Properties dialog box that appears, add a name for this place in the page in the “Anchor Name” field and click OK.

A flag icon appears in the spot you designated as the anchor (this icon is only visible in the editor and won't be visible on the published site).

4. To create a link to the anchor, highlight the text you want to link to the anchor.

5. Click on the Link button in the toolbar.

6. In the dialog box that opens, select “Link to anchor in the text” from the dropdown menu.

7. Select the name of the anchor to which the highlighted text should link and click OK.

8. The text will now appear in the editor as a hyperlink that links to the anchor within the page.

Removing Links

1. Highlight the linked text you want to unlink.

2. Click the Unlink button in the toolbar.

3. The text should now appear unlinked.