Working with links

Create a link

Often times editors wish to create a link, or 'hyperlink' to a page. These links can point to any valid URL (web address), either within the same site or to a different site altogether. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Navigate to the page where you wish to add a link and click the Edit tab
  2. In the Body field, highlight the text that will comprise the link and click the Link button in the toolbar.
  3. Type or paste the URL you wish to link to in the URL field
  4. In the event that you want to open your link in a new browser tab, click the Target tab and select New Window (_blank) in the Target dropdown.
    Note: We only recommend opening links in a new tab when you are linking away from your website.
  5. Click OK
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

By changing the 'Link Type', you can designate whether the link you are creating points to a URL (default), an anchor on the existing page, or an email address. Each selection will provide you with different link attributes appropriate for the type selected.

Note: At this time, due to a limitation in the media manager, images cannot be linked. We hope to remedy that soon.

Copying links from email

Important! When copying a link from your Duke email client, please be sure to not use the link as it is in the email, but rather, click on the link in your email and then copy the link from your browser window. Duke security filters all emailed links through a system that analyzes the link for attacks. Do not copy and paste links that begin with urldefense.com, as they will not work on your website.

Create a button link

  1. Highlight the text you'd like to use for your button
  2. Click the Link button in the toolbar.
  3. Type or paste the URL you wish to link to in the URL field and click 'OK'
  4. With the text still highlighted, select Button Link in the Styles menu

Example Button Link

Edit a link

  1. Click on the text that is linked in the editor so that the cursor is within the link text
  2. Click the Link button in the toolbar
  3. Type or paste the new URL you wish to link to in the URL field and click OK
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

Remove a link

  1. Click on the text that is linked in the editor so that the cursor is within the link text
  2. Click the Unlink button in the toolbar
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

Anchors and anchor links

  1. Add an anchor to a specific part of the page to which you would like to link by putting the cursor in that target spot on the page or by highlighting some text, and then click the Anchor Anchor button.
  2. Give the anchor a short name with no spaces.
  3. Create a link to that anchor by highlighting the text you'd like to use as the link, and clicking the Link button and set the Link Type to "Link to anchor in the text." Select your named anchor from the dropdown list and click ok.