Effective links...

  • Educate your users about the destination
  • Contain active and descriptive words
  • Provide context

There are three distinct types of links available in Conductor editor:


Creating URL Links

Create a link to a URL.

In the editor:

  1. Highlight the text that will be a link
  2. Select the Link button
  3. Verify that the Link Type dropdown shows "URL Link." (That is the default selection.)
  4. Enter the destination URL in the "URL" field
  5.  Select "OK."

Creating E-mail Links

Create a link that opens a pre-addressed email.

While in the editor:

  1. Highlight the text that will become a link.
    • Make sure it indicates that the link will open an email. For example: "Contact John with questions."
  2. Select the Link button.
  3. Select "E-mail" in the Link Type dropdown.
  4. Enter an email address in the "E-mail Address" field.
  5. Enter Subject and Body text, if needed.
  6. Select "OK."

Creating Anchors and Linking to Anchors

An anchor can be used to mark a place on a page which can be the destination for a link.

First, create an anchor. Then, link to that anchor.

While in the editor:

  1. Place cursor where the anchor will be added.
  2. Select the Anchor button. (The image on the Anchor button is a flag.)
  3. In the "Anchor Name" field, enter a single word name for the anchor in all lowercase letters.
  4. Select "OK."
  5. Notice the red flag image that appears to indicate the presence of an anchor. (Note: Anchors are not visible on the website, only in the Conductor admin.)

Now, create a link to that anchor:

  1. Highlight the text that will become the link.
  2. Select the Link button.
  3. Select "Link to an anchor in the text" in the Link Type dropdown.
  4. Select the destination from the "By Anchor Name" dropdown menu.
  5.  Select "OK."

Example

The destination for this link is an anchor set at the top of this page.

Anchor URL

Anchors can be included in a URL to link from an external page to an anchor on another page.

For example:

The destination for this link is an anchor set at the top of this page and the full URL for this link is: https://conductor.nd.edu/user-guide/editing-pages-content/links/#top