Using Links (How-to)

These instructions will discuss the different types of links you can create within TerminalFour. NOTE: Because you add links within content editing, these instructions are the same for both Direct Edit and Site Structure.


1. Types of Links

When you click on the down arrow on the Link button (with the chain icon) on the editing toolbar, you will see the following options:

Link Menu options

  • Section links go to other sections (pages) within the Drake website
  • Content links go to specific pieces of content on sections (pages) within the Drake website.
  • External links are used for either linking to external websites, or inserting email links.
  • Anchors are used to jump to a particular spot within a piece of content.

1. Adding a Section or Content Link

  1. In the main body, put your cursor where you want the section or content link to appear.
  2. Click the Link icon in the top row of the tool bar and select either Insert section link or Insert content link depending on what you are trying to do.

Section and Content Link screenshot

  1. A pop up box will show up asking you to Select section.
  2. Once you select the section you are trying to link to, scroll to the bottom of the site structure list, and click Select section. It will show the path to the section.

Select Section pop up window screenshot

Section selection screenshot

Content Linking

  1. If you're trying to link to content, once you've selected the section, you'll have to also indicate which content you want to link to by clicking View content.
  2. A pop up window will show up to Select content. Select the piece of content and it will have a check mark next to it.
  3. Click Insert content. Be sure to save your changes when you're done.

View Content screenshot

Selecting Content screenshot

Success

You will now see a link with the content link in your section.

Screenshot showing content link

2. Adding an External Link

  1. In the main body, type the text that you would like to appear as an email or external website link. Highlight the text that you want to use as the link. NOTE: Be sure to use text that indicates where the link is taking them, rather than something generic like Click here.
  2. Click the Link icon in the top row of the tool bar and select Insert/edit external link.
  3. In the pop up box, enter the URL of the website or the email address you want the link to go to.
  4. If you're making a link to a website, be sure to select New window in the Target field. This will allow users to return to their initial website page when they finish visiting the link.
  5. Click Ok.
  6. If you don't enter https:// for a URL or mailto: for email, a warning will pop up asking you want to add the required prefix. Always click Ok. (this is the email example)

External linking steps 1 and 2 screenshot

Insert link screenshot

Required prefix screenshot

Success

Be sure to save, once you have, you will now see a link with the display text in your content.

Link in content screenshot

3. Adding Anchors

  1. Click the Link icon in the top row of the tool bar and select Insert anchor.
  2. Name your anchor (each anchor must have a unique name) and click Ok.
  3. You'll now see a tiny anchor symbol in your content where your cursor was.
  4. Create the anchor link text and highlight it.
  5. Select Insert/edit external link.
  6. In the pop up window, select the anchor you want to link to from the Anchor field menu.
  7. Click Ok.
Inserting anchor screenshot
Anchor name screenshot
Screenshot of highlighting anchors
Insert link screenshot

Success

You'll now see a link where you had highlighted your text.

Anchor link screenshot