How to insert a link to an external website

Insert link to an external website

Linking to an external website is very similar to linking to an intranet page.

  • Step 1: Click "Edit" in the top right to go into edit mode on the page.
  • Step 2: Use your cursor to highlight the text you want to make into a link. Or just set your cursor where you want to insert the link.
    • Example"I just found tons of great instructions on the ThoughtFarmer website."
  • Step 3: Click the "Insert link" button in the content toolbar to bring up the link dialog. (The "Insert link" button looks like a set of three tiny links in a chain.)
  • Step 4: In the dialog, select "External location." Copy the URL (web address) of the page you want to link to and paste the URL into the "Location" box.
    • Note: Below the "Location" box is an option to "Show external location with [Intranet name] navigation links." If you check this box, when the link is clicked, the external website appears as though it is within the intranet. The intranet name, main navigation bar, and search options still appear at the top. This makes it easy to navigate back to pages in your intranet after visiting an external website. If you leave the box unchecked, when the link is clicked, the browser leaves the intranet site and displays only the external website.
  • Step 5: The "Link text" box at the bottom of the link dialog contains the text that will display as the link. Click in the "Link text" box and type new text if you want to change the link text.
  • Step 6: Give the Link Manager a second to test and verify the address and then click "Insert Link" in the lower right corner of the search box. The pop-up box will close and you'll see your text has changed color and is underlined.
  • Step 7: Continue editing or click "Save" at the top of the page.

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