How to add links on your website

Creating links on your website is very important and very simple. You can link any image or text in your website's content using the 'Insert Link' tool.
 
Linking Text: Highlight the text you would like to link with your cursor.
 
Linking Images: Click once on an image in the Toolkit window to select it.
 
 
 
Now you are ready to use the Insert Link tool.

Click it once to bring up your Linking options.

Here is a breakdown of all the different types of links you can make:
 
Page
Page Folder
File
Image
Image Folder
Products
Product Folder
Anchor
Anchor on this Page
External Website
Forms
Email Address

 
1. Linking to a Page in your Website

Use this option to link to another page that's within your own website.

a. Choose the Folder the page is in, if you have multiple folders.

b. Choose the page you want to link to.

c. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

d. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

e. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

f. Insert the Link.

g. Save your changes to update the website.
 
2. Linking to a Page Folder

Page folders are great for websites that have many pages. You can sort your pages for organisation purposes.

You can also link to a page folder and this will display a list type page automatically. Here is an example.

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Read the guide here on how to create a Page Folder.
- Read the guide here on Page Folder layout options.

a. Choose the folder you want to link to.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

f. Save your changes to update the website.
 
3. Linking to a File

You may need visitors of your webite to view a file for whatever reason. This could be a PDF or a Word Document showing your Terms and Conditions or a form they need to print out. You will need to upload the file into your Toolkit first before linking it.

After choosing the File option from the Link options,

a. Choose the name of the File you want to link to.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

g. Save your changes to update the website.
 
4. Linking to an Image

You may want to display some images on a page but then have them link to their larger versions so they can be seen more clearly when clicked on.

As with files, you will need to ensure that the images you want to link to are uploaded into your Toolkit.

a. Then, when you choose Image in the link options, select the image you want to link to.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

f. Save your changes to update the website.


 
5. Linking to an Image folder

Much like linking to a page folder to display a group of pages, you can also link to an image folder to display a specific group of images. Here is an example and some other guides you might find useful.

- How to add an image to an image folder.
- How to add Lightbox to your images.

After choosing the Image Folder option from the Link options,

a. Choose the name of the Image Folder you want to link to.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

g. Save your changes to update the website.
 
10. Linking to an External Website
There may come a time when you want to link some text or an image to a website outside of your own. This could include anything from your Facebook account for Social Media purposes or to other websites in and around your industry for SEO purposes.

Just click on the External Website option on the Pop-up.

a. Then either type in the web page you want to link to from the domain name, or delete what is automatically there for you and insert the URL in full.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked and this is something that you recommend you choose for external websites. This is because website visitors can then easily go back to your website if needed.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

f. Save your changes to update the website.


 
11. Linking to a Form

Much like linking to a page, you can also create a link to any custom forms that you have had set up for your website. These can be found in the Forms section of your Toolkit.

a. Choose the name of the Form you want to link to.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

d. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

e. Insert the Link.

g. Save your changes to update the website.
 
12. Linking to an Email Address

Also known as adding a 'mailto' link, this means that when it is clicked on, a ready to be composed email will automatically open on the website visitor's default email client. It will have the email address to send to all ready to go.

Just click on the Email Address option on the Link Pop-up.

a. Then, type in the email address you would like people to be able to send messages to from the link you are creating.

b. If you have not highlighted text or inserted a picture to link, you have to add what you want linked in here.

c. This will open the email with what you insert here as the Subject of the email.

d. If you select this option, this will mean the page will open a in a new window when clicked.

e. If you select this option, this will hide the link from being found by Google. You probably won't need this but some people have reasons behind doing this.

f. Insert the Link.

g. Save your changes to update the website.


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