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How To: Add Anchor Links to Content Pages

January 6th, 2017 by Kristen Yeager


Anchors are a tool that allows you to link an item on a web page to related content further down the same page. Anchors are a great way to organize information on your Static Content page types, and are helpful ways to point your website users in the right direction. Follow the steps below to add anchors to your own website!

It is helpful to set up your content page in sections. List your questions or items that you would like to link at the top of the page, and list the information regarding each of those questions or items below.

 

Next, highlight the very beginning of the first section that you would like to link to. This should be a title of some sort that comes before the question/item description, matching the link at the top of the page. Click the "Anchor" tool in the toolbar (the flag icon in the top right corner).

 

Once you have clicked the anchor icon, a dialog box will appear, prompting you to name this anchor. Give this anchor a name according to what it refers to in the text to avoid confusion. Click the green "OK" button to save the anchor.

 

Next, highlight the link title (at the top of the page) that corresponds with the anchor you have just created. Click the "Link" tool in the toolbar (the link icon in the top right corner).

 

Once you have clicked the link icon, a dialog box will appear. From the "Link Type" dropdown menu, choose the "Link to anchor in the text" option.

 

Once you have chosen to link to an anchor, the dialog box will prompt you to select an anchor. From the "By Anchor Name" dropdown menu, choose the appropriate anchor that you have created.

 

Once these steps above have been completed, your content page should look similar to the above image. The blue text equivocates to links, as is because you have now linked your title at the top of the page, to the content further down the page.

 


If you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me:
 

Kristen Yeager
Engagement Manager
Email Me
203-577-9727

 

 

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