Add links

There are three types of links - External Links, Section Links and Content Links.

Link controls T4

Creating link text

  • Good link text describes the page that will load so the user can decide whether to click or not. Write the sentence as you normally would, and place the link anchor on the keyword or phrase that best describes the additional content you are linking to.
  • Bad link text, such as non-descriptive 'click here' links force the user to follow the link to learn its destination. Avoid inserting a link without descriptive link text for example, http://www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/. It should always be College of Arts.
  • Text links are more valuable to search engines than links in headers, lists or navigation. This means pages containing text links are ranked more highly in search results.

Add an external link

An external link is any link outside of TERMINALFOUR Site Manager. This may be an external website, such as Studylink, a link to an UC webpage outside of TERMINALFOUR Site Manager, an email or a phone number. 

  1. Type the text you want to use as your link text.
  2. Highlight the text then select Insert/Edit Link from the WYSIWYG.
  3. The Insert/Edit Link Window opens. 
  4. Into Link URL enter the URL of the site you want to link to. See below if the link is to a phone number or email address.
  5. Use the drop down Select the Target to choose how the link should open, either within the same window or in a new window. If it is an external link to a website outside of UC, a phone number, or an email address change this to 'in a new window'. 
  6. Select Insert to save the link.

Add a phone link

Add phone links to enable ‘click to call’ on devices with phone capabilities.

  1. Enter the phone number using the format +64 3 XXX XXXX.
  2. Highlight the text then select Insert/Edit Link from the WYSIWYG.
  3. The Insert/Edit Link Window opens.
  4. Into Link URL enter tel: before the number. Replace the +64 with 0064. Make sure there is no space between the colon and the number, or between the 64 and the next number.
  5. Use the dropdown Select the Target to choose how the link should open, and change this to 'in a new window'.
  6. Select Insert to save the link.

Add an email link

Add email links to automatically open email software on devices where this has been enabled.

  1. Enter the email address.
  2. Highlight the text then select Insert/Edit Link from the WYSIWYG.
  3. The Insert/Edit Link Window opens.
  4. Into Link URL enter mailto: then the email address, making sure there is no space between the colon and the address.
  5. Use the dropdown Select the Target to choose how the link should open, and change this to 'in a new window'.
  6. Select Insert to save the link.

Add a Section Link

A Section Link is a link to a section within TERMINALFOUR Site Manager. It links to the ID of the section, which means that if the section is moved the link will stay active and any changes, such as name, will be updated. 

  1. Type and highlight the text you want to use as the link text or place your mouse where you want the link inserted.
  2. Select Insert Section Link from the WYSIWYG.
  3. A window will pop up displaying the Site Structure. Navigate to the section you want to link to and click on it. The Section Link will be added. 

Add a Content Link

A Content Link is a link to a content item within a section. It works by linking directly to a specific piece of content on a page which may have multiple content items on it. As a result, the link will jump to the exact place on the page where the content starts.

  1. Type and highlight the text you want to use as the link text or place your mouse where you want the link inserted.
  2. Select Insert Content Link from the WYSIWYG.
  3. A window will pop up displaying the Site Structure. Navigate to the section and then the content you want to link to and click on it. The Content Link will be added.

Add a document link

  1. Make sure your document is in the Media Library, see Manage the Media Library for instructions on how to upload documents
  2. Click the Insert Media icon in a WYSIWYG editor content type
  3. Browse and select the document you want to link to and add the file type and file size in brackets after your link, eg, T4 Moderator Training (PDF, 2.5MB)
  4. Preview to make sure you are happy with youre added documents
  5. Click Add to save