Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks are very simple to add into the HTML editor, just like text.  Some hyperlinks, like e-mail addresses, are recognized by the HTML Editor and turned into hyperlinks automatically. Other hyperlinks must be created using the Web Editor.

You can change the font, size, and other aspects of the text using the icons to change the look in the HTML Editor. 

Additionally, you can use page codes in the Hyperlink Manager to quickly refer to pages within your website.  For example, to refer to the webpage on "Page Codes" you would use the following syntax in the URL field of the Hyperlink Manager:

microsite name/go.aspx?c=Page code name

or

URL: webmasters/go.aspx?c=pagecodes and it will take you HERE.


  TIP: It is a best practice to rely on the pull-down menu for text class (the one that says "Normal" by default) for changing the text around a web site.  This will force you to keep fonts and font sizes standardized to a larger extent.  Using the text class drop-down as often as possible will help you maintain website consistency.

1.    Select the text or picture you would like to serve as a hyperlink.

2.    Click on the “Hyperlink Manager” icon  , which opens the Hyperlink Manager box with several fields, including URL, Target, and Tooltip.

  Input the URL: – or web address – of the location you would like to link to.

Target: If you would like to have the link open in a new window, select “New Window”. This is recommended for all links to pages outside your microsite.

Tooltip: Tooltips are text that appears in a small yellow box when a user places the cursor over the link. Input text in the Tooltip field to use this feature. (NOTE: if you are adding a tooltip to a hyperlink associated with a picture you should also add the tooltip to the picture itself via right-clicking on the picture and accessing "Edit Image Properties".  Input the same text for the tooltip in the "alternative text" field.)


3.    Click “OK” in the Hyperlink Manager box and the text or picture will be hyperlinked.