Adding links

Links are frequently used on websites to link between content on websites.

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.
  • E-mail - links to create an e-mail message with the linked e-mail 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.

In addition to these, you can use shortcuts, which are a specific type of link used for navigation and for reusing existing information on a website. Refer to All Properties editing view for more information.

Creating a link

Links in the rich-text editor can be created through drag-and-drop (pages and media files), or by selecting text and clicking the insert/edit link button in the toolbar, which will display the link dialog.

  • The Link title will be displayed as descriptive text for the link, for example, on mouse over.
  • Using Open in, you can make the link display in a new window, often used for links to external sources.
  • With the Language option you can link to a specific language version for content. "Automatic" will direct visitors to the detected browsing language version.

Link properties

These are examples of 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 will contain an option to select items from the product catalog when creating links. Refer to Manage content in the Commerce section of this user guide.

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