Insert Hyperlink
Posted by on 17 December 2010 03:13 PM

Insert Hyperlink:

A hyperlink (or link) is text or a graphic which take a visitor to another web page or website when they click it. You most likely already have several hyperlinks on your website in the Navigation Menu. The Insert Hyperlink icon helps you to put links into the body of your website.

To insert a hyperlink within your page click in the Page Editor window where you would like to the link to go and then click on the Hyperlink icon. This will open a new window that will help you add the link.

The General Tab: (Link URL, Link List, Anchors, Target, Title, Class)

Link URL:

Link to another website:
Enter the URL (web address) of the website or web page into the "Link URL" field.

Create an Email link:
If you wish to create a link to an email address, enter the email address into the "Link URL" field. After clicking the Insert button, the system will recognize that you entered an email address and ask you if you want to add "mailto:" to the URL. Select "Yes". For example, if you wanted to put, "If you have any questions please email Tim." on your page and make it so if someone clicks on the word "Tim" it opens up a email window with Tim's email address in the "To:" field, then you would use this feature.

Link To Graphic:
You can also link to a graphic, audio file, video file, flash, or document. To add a link to an image, media file, or document, click "Source" radio button and then click the folder icon to the very right of the "source" area. This will open the Asset Manager window. Select one of your uploaded images, media files, or documents and click the box next to "Use full URL..". Then click the "ok" button at the bottom, right of the window. (For more information about the Asset Manager and uploading files, please visit the "Asset Manager" section of the help pages.)

Link List:
The Link List setting allows you to link to other pages of your website without needing to know the URL (web address) for that page. To link to a subpage, click the Link List drop-down menu and then select the page you want to link to.

Under Development.

The target setting allows you to determine if the page/file you are linking to will open up in a new browser window. Select "Open in new window (_Blank)" in the Target drop-down menu to set the link to open in a new browser window. Selecting "Open in this window / frame" will have the link open up in the current window. The "Open in parent window / frame (_parent)" and "Open in top frame (replaces all frames) (_top)" options are not used with the typical templates used by the NE1 web builder.

The Title setting is an optional setting that allows you to add a title attribute to your link. The title attribute creates a small text window when someone mouses over the link (see figure 1). The title attribute also is able to be read by screen reader software which is software used by visually impaired people to have a web page read to them. The title attribute can describe the page/file that the link is for.

Under Development.

Popup, Events and Advanced Tabs:

The features under the Popup, Events and Advanced Tabs are very advanced features and is seldom used, therefore we will not be addressing this feature in these help pages.

Once you are finished completing all the above fields in the Insert Hyperlink window, click the "Insert" button in the bottom, right of the window (see figure 2). Then click the Save icon "Save" icon in the top, left corner of the Page Editor.

*Tip: Most webmasters want to keep visitors on their sites as long as possible. Putting a link on your website that takes your visitor to another website can make that more difficult. By using the "Target" option to have the link open up a new browser window, you can let your visitors visit another website, but also keep them on your website because your website will remain open in the original browser window.