Links

The utilisation of links is the difference between a webpage and a website.  To be able to involve multiple layers and mediums in one page creates an interactive platform.

Create a link to another website

Visit Te Kauri Marae to see an example:

Step 1:

Highlight the text that you wish to link from.  This can be one word, sentance or paragraph.

Click on the link button in your editor toolbar.

 

Link Buttons
 
Link Editor Box

Step 2:

By clicking on the link button, it will bring up the Link Editor window. 

Insert within the "Link URL" field your chosen website that you are wanting to link to.

 

Step 3:

Change your target to: Open in a new window/frame.  This will mean that the viewer won't be living your site and can still browse.

 

*Tip: Once you are on the website that you are wanting to link to, rightclick in the address bar and click on copy.


Create a link to a document

 

So now that you have mastered the basic linking functionality, lets try linking to a document:

Step 1:

Highlight the text you wish to link from.  This can be one word, sentance or paragraph.

Click on the link button in your editor toolbar.

This will bring up the Link Editor window.

Step 2:

Click on the "Browse Files" button (circled in red).

 

Browse Files

Step 3:

By clicking on the "Browse Files" button, you bring up your Marae files system where you store your photos and documents within the site.

Click on the "Insert" button associated with the document you wish to link to.

Links Editor Box

 Step 4:

Once you have clicked 'Insert' you will return back to the 'Link Editor Box', however the 'Link URL' will have been updated to include your document.

In the 'Target' drop down box, select which window the document will load into.

We usually 'Open in a new window/frame' which means that the viewer can still return back to your site whilst checking out your document.

 Don't forget your title!

 

 

 

Page last updated 4 May 2009