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

Adding a Quicklink:

  1. Select the text or image that will link to the other content.
     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.
  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).

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. 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.

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