University Marketing and Communications

How to insert an anchor

Anchors allow you to create links on specific locations of a web page. These links can be used within the same web page, or on other pages. This is useful if you have a page with a lot of content, or specific sections. For example, on a page about several academic scholarships, you might create anchors for sections about specific scholarships. Then you can link to those anchors in a list at the top of the page so students can easily find that information 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. Place your cursor where you want the anchor to be and click the insert/edit anchor icon. Insert anchor icon

    Screenshot of inserting an anchor

  3. In the new window that appears, type a name for the anchor using lowercase letters or numbers. For spaces, use hyphens. For example, an anchor for college scholarships may be called college-scholarships. 
  4. Click the green "Insert" button to finish adding the anchor. 

    Screenshot of insert anchor window

  5. To link to an anchor that is located within the same editable area that is currently being viewed, use the following steps:
    1. Select the text you wish to link and click the insert/edit link icon. Link icon
    2. In the new window that appears, the anchors drop-down menu will display in the general tab. Select the anchor to which you wish to link. The anchor name will appear with a # preceding it in the "Link URL" field.
    3. Click the green "Insert" button. Insert button

      Screenshot of inserting an anchor link

  6. To link an anchor that is located on the same page as the anchor, but in a different editable area, or on a different page, use the following steps:
    1. Select the text you wish to link and click the insert/edit link icon. Link icon
    2. In the new window that appears, insert the link to the desired page in the "Link URL" field by either pasting the URL or browsing to the page. For more information about adding links, click here.
    3. In the same "Link URL" field, add the anchor name (#anchor) to the end of the URL.
    4. Click the green "Insert" button. Insert button

      Screenshot of inserting an external anchor link

  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: 9/3/19