Edit Links

Managing links on your website is very important. Links indicate if you will be going to another page on your website or leaving the site. So we all need to be consistent in how those links are portrayed.


How to Add Links

There are two types of links: internal (pages within your website) and external (pages outside of your website). Each has a different best practice that should be followed.

For internal links, you should use the URL path (ex: /edit-links) to maintain accessibility even if the page is moved reorganized in the menu. The URL path refers directly to the page it belongs to.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the portion of the URL path that comes AFTER the .io or .edu portion, including the /.
    • Example: /edit-links
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      Edit Links Example
  3. Create a page or edit an existing one.
  4. Navigate to or create a page element with the Editor Toolbar. Highlight the actionable text you want to be the link.
  5. Click on the link icon.
  6. Paste the portion of the link you copied into the link box, Save.
  7. Apply Styles as desired.
  8. Save.

External links require the full URL to function properly because they exist outside of your website's domain.

  1. Navigate to the page you want to link to.
  2. Copy the entire URL, including the https:// portion.
    1. Example: https://www.arizona.edu/
  3. Create a page or edit an existing one.
  4. Navigate to or create a page element with the Editor Toolbar. Highlight the actionable text you want to be the link.
  5. Click on the link icon.
  6. Paste the copied URL into the link box, Save.
  7. Apply Styles as desired.
  8. Save.