Adding links

Links are used on websites to link to content. In Episerver CMS, the following link types are available by default.

  • Page. Links from one page to another on the same website.
  • Media. Links to images, documents and other media files stored on the web server.
  • email. Links to create an email message with the linked email address entered.
  • External. Links to content on other websites or media on file shares.
  • Anchor. Links to sections within a page, allowing readers to jump between topics on a page.

You also can use shortcuts, a specific type of link used for navigation and reusing existing website information. See All Properties editing view.

Creating a link

You can create a link in the rich-text editor through drag-and-drop (pages and media files), or by selecting text and clicking the insert/edit link button in the toolbar, which displays the link dialog box.

  • Link title displays as descriptive text for the link, such as on mouse-over.
  • Open in lets you display the link in a new window, often used for links to external sources.
  • Language lets you link to a specific language version for content. Automatic directs visitors to the detected browsing language version.

Link properties

The following examples show common implementations of link functionality on websites, with functionality similar to what is described for the link dialog above.

Linking to catalog entries

If you have Episerver Commerce installed, the link dialog box contains an option to select items from the product catalog when you create links. See Manage content in the Commerce section of this user guide.

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