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Quicklink to Other IUP Web Content

There are two kinds of links in Ektron:

  • Links to webpages within the CMS, known as quicklinks (including files such as PDFs)
  • Links to webpages not on the CMS, known as hyperlinks

Always use the quicklink process to link to content on the website.

  • Important: Do not choose the alias. Always choose the /WorkArea/ option.

Never type nor copy and paste an IUP web address into a link.

Adding a Quicklink:

  1. Select the text that will link to the other content. (Here’s how to link an image.)
     Always use text-based links. Never have a bare URL appearing on a Web page.
  2. Click the Insert tab on the editing toolbar.  The insert tab on the editing toolbar
  3. Click the Library icon (Library icon) to open the Library window (See below). Adding quicklinks through the library
  4. Make sure Quicklinks is selected on the drop-down on the toolbar (the default is Images). Navigate to the appropriate folder on the left side of the screen. Once you are in the correct folder, look for the content you want to link to on the right.
    • Note: If a website has been converted to the new IUP web layout, all quicklinks must link to the page layout located in the Page Layouts set of folders, not to the old Content folder. For more about this, see Page Layouts.
  5. Double-click on the title of the content you wish to link to. The library window will close, and the quicklink will be in place.

Please remember, never type nor copy and paste an IUP web address. Always make a quicklink using the library icon (library-icon-1).

Linking an Image

  1. Click on the image once to select it, and then open the Inspector. (You could also open the Inspector first, and then click on the image.)
  2. Click the “Add Hyperlink to Image” (or “Edit Hyperlink to Image”) button.
  3. Look for the blank field with “URL” checked above it (the field may already have quicklink code in it, if the image was previously linked). Leave “URL” as the choice, and click the library icon to the right of the field to create (or update) the quicklink as you normally would.
  4. Close the Inspector window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner (NOT the workarea window!).

Choose the Right Quicklink

If, when making a quicklink, you are given the option of linking to a manual alias (such as /web/default.aspx), be sure to never choose the alias. Always choose the other option, which looks like this:


Choosing the alias results in a regular hyperlink, not a quicklink. The only way to successfully make a quicklink is to choose the /WorkArea option. 

Is Your Link Blue?

Sometimes a link will end up surrounded by a blue background, like this: blue background.

Fixing this is simple. Open the content for editing, then click your mouse directly on the link. The blue will vanish. Just submit the content, and you’re done!

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