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Hyperlinks

Linking to IUP Content?

Be sure to use Quicklinks

There are two kinds of links in Ektron.

  • Links to webpages within the CMS, known as quicklinks
  • Links to webpages not on the CMS, known as hyperlinks

Adding a hyperlink (external link)

  • While your content is open for editing, highlight the text or click the image that will become the hyperlink.
  • From the Format or the Insert tab, click the Hyperlink icon (Hyperlink icon) on the toolbar. The toolbar will change to look like this:Enter hyperlink in this field
  • Enter the complete URL of the website you want to link to right after http:// 
    (Be careful not to include the http:// part twice)
  • Your link has now been created. To verify it is correct, click away from the link, then click inside the link once more (place your cursor in the linked text). The link box should appear again with the correct URL.
    • If the URL does not look correct when you do this, break the link (see below) and try again.

Editing an Existing Hyperlink

Place your cursor into the link. The hyperlink box will appear (if it does not appear, click anywhere in the content where there is not a link, then click within the link again). Edit the link.

Removing a Hyperlink

To unlink text, place your cursor into the link. The hyperlink box will appear. Click the broken link icon to the right to remove the link (see below).

Is Your Link Blue?

Sometimes a link will end up surrounded by a blue background. To remove this, open the Inspector, click within the blue link, and look for the Style field. It will contain text beginning with “background-color.” Delete the entire contents of this field, and the blue background will disappear.

  removing a link from text 

Note: If text is highlighted and the Insert Link icon is clicked, the text will appear to be a link, even if no URL has actually been entered. The best practice is to always check every link to make sure it's active and/or created properly (watch out for links that begin with "http://http://").

 
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