University Marketing and Communications

Adding links, buttons and email links

How To link web pages or documents online

Please note, to link to a new document, you may have to upload that document first. Learn how to add documents. Once the document is uploaded, follow the instructions below. 

  1. Browse to the page you want to edit, log in and click the green "Edit" button Edit icon next to the section you want to edit. 
  2. Select the text you want to link.
  3. Click the insert/edit link icon. Link icon

    Insert link icon
  4. In the new window that appears, either type the URL in the "Link URL" field or click the browse button Browse button to browse for the page on the website to which you want to link.
  5. In the "Target" field, select between the two options:
    1. "Open in This Window/Frame," which means the link will open within the same window. This is recommended when the page you are linking is within your website
    2. "Open in New Window," which means the link will open within a new window. This is recommended when the page you are linking to is outside of your website or when you are linking to a document.
  6. Click the "Insert" button Insert button to insert the link. 

    Screenshot of the insert link window
  7. Save your work by clicking the save icon. Save button
  8. To make your edits live, click the green "Publish" button. Publish button

 

How to Create a button

  1. Follow the instructions 1 through 5 above.
  2. In the Insert/Edit Link window, open the "Class" drop-down field and select "Link Button."
  3. Click the "Insert" button Insert button to insert the link.
  4. Save your work by clicking the save icon.Save button
  5. To make your edits live, click the green "Publish" button. Publish button

 

How to link email addresses

  1. Browse to the page you want to edit, log in and click the green "Edit" button. Edit button
  2. Select the text you want to link.
  3. Click the Create or Modify Mailto Link icon. Mail to button

    Screenshot of mailto link icon
  4. In the new window that appears, type or copy and paste the email address in the "Recipient Email" field.
  5. If you would like to add a subject to the email, type the name of the subject in the "Mail Subject" field. 
  6. Click the "Insert" button to insert the email link. Insert button

    Screenshot of mailto link window
  7. Save your work by clicking the save icon Save button
  8. To make your edits live, click the green "Publish" button. Publish button
Last Updated: 11/27/19