Link Element

A link element is used to put in an internal or external link. As with images, these are separate from links you can put into the XHTML boxes and are used in specific ways. There are three different types of links: Internal, External and Document. In general, it is better to use internal links whenever possible.

Internal Link

To create an internal link, simply drag a page from the site tree (right column) to the page selection on the link element. It will auto fill in the xID of the page. Alternatively, you can type in the xID in the ID field and it will fill in the page info. The Exports section of this editor should be ignored unless otherwise instructed by a system administrator.

More Information Internal Link Fields

External Link/Document Link

You can also put in an external link. This is necessary if the site you are attempting to link to is not located within the CMS system. There are three elements to an external link that you will need to put in:

  • URL: the complete URL of the page in question, including the http:// portion. You can browse for the link or use the browse button to simply test to make sure that your link was put in correctly.
  • Link Name: How you want this to appear on the site. It could be the same as the URL.
  • Display in New Window:This is normally not checked, but if you need to have the user’s browser open up a new browser window when clicking this link, select this check box.

More Information Link Fields

Document links work the same as external links except that URL changes to document. Choose the document type if you are linking to a file (such as PDF, DOC, etc) rather than a web page.