Add links

Linking to pages in your YaleSite is very similar to linking with standard HTML - you select the text and then assign a URL or web address so the page opens when the text is clicked. You can create a link to an external site, to a page within your site to an email address, and to a specific location on a page (anchors).

Creating a link to an external site

To create a link to an external site, use the  Link Icon Link icon on the WYSIWYG toolbar.

  1. Open a Content Type and go to the Body field or any field with a WYSIWYG toolbar.
  2. Enter and select the text you want to display as a link and click on the Link icon Link iconon the WYSIWYG toolbar.
  3. Select URL from the list and enter the URL for the external site.

    Lnk to an external site

  4. To edit the URL just double-click on the link and the dialog appears again.
  5. A recommended web practice would be to set the external link to open in a new tab/window. You can do this by clicking the Target tab and then select New Window (_blank) from the pull down menu and click OK.
    Choose target for link

Creating a link to a page within your site

To create a link to a page within your site, use the  Link iconLink icon on the WYSIWYG toolbar.

  1. Open a Content Type and go to the Body field or any field with a WYSIWYG toolbar.
  2. Enter and select the text you want to display as a link and click on the Link icon Link iconon the WYSIWYG toolbar.
  3. Select Internal Path from the list in the Link Type drop-down.
  4. Enter the first few letters of the page within your site. A listing of all the pages within your site are listed. Choose the one that you want to link.
     Choosing an internal link
  5. Click on the OK button. The link displays with the name of the page you have chosen. 

Creating an email link

You can create a link that opens up an email client such as Outlook express with the email and subject in the email. Use the  Link icon Link icon on the WYSIWYG toolbar.

  1. Open a Content Type and go to the Body field or any field with a WYSIWYG toolbar.
  2. Enter and select the text you want to display as a link and click on the Link icon Link iconon the WYSIWYG toolbar.
  3. Select E-mail from the list in the Link Type drop-down.
  4. Enter the email address and subject in the appropriate fields.
    Email link dialog
  5. Click on the OK button. The link displays with the name of the page you have chosen.

Creating a link to a location on a current page (anchors)

There may be times when you want to create a link at the top of a page that points to a location in a lower portion of the page. If this is the case, you can use anchors to create the links necessary to allow visitors to jump to a specific place on a web page. This is a two part process:

1) Create the anchor

  1. Place your cursor in the location where you want the anchor and on the click on the  Anchor icon Anchor icon on the WYSIWYG toolbar.
    Enter the name of the anchor
  2. Enter the Anchor Name and click OK. The Anchor icon shows up where you had your cursor, see below.
    Display of the anchor on page

2) Create the link to the anchor

  1. Select the text you want to use as the anchor link and click on the Link icon Link icon in the WYSIWYG toolbar.

    Choose the anchor to link to

  2. Select Link to anchor in text from the Link Type drop-down, then choose the anchor name and click OK.
  3. The text selected displays as a link. Clicking on the link goes to the anchor location on the page.

Add Links to Images

You can easily add a link to an image in the following way:

  • Insert the picture to the body area of your text using these instructions: Add embedded images

Once the image is embedded and positioned on the page: 

  1. Click on the image so that it is selected. 
  2. Click on the Link icon in the WYSIWYG toolbar. 
  3. Add the link using the instructions above for internal and external pages Add links
  4. To link to a file that was uploaded, use these instructions Upload a file.