Add links on a page

To link to an internal Plone page:
1. Within the page type and select the link text then click the Insert/edit link button
2. Browse to the folder containing the required page or folder
3. Select the radio button next to the page or folder you wish to link to
4. Click Insert

To link to an external page:
1. Within the page type and select the link text then click the Insert/edit link button
2. Click on the External button
3. Type or paste in the full URL.  Click Preview to check the page.
4. Click Insert

To link to an email address:
1. Within the page type and select the link text then click the Insert/edit link button
2. Click on the Mail button
2. Type or paste in an email address, the subject field is optional
3. Click Insert

Detailed Instructions

To add a link to a page you need to be in page editing mode, by clicking on the Edit tab first. Next select the text that wish to turn into a link. Then, depending on what type of link you want, you need to proceed as described below. Link text should be descriptive.  Avoid typing 'click here'.

Internal links

  • Click on the Insert/edit link button Insert/edit link button and you will be taken to the Insert/edit Link interface and prompted to browse pick a location within Plone to link to.
Insert link interface
  • Select the radio button next to the page or item (folder, PDF etc) you wish to link to and click Insert.

Within your own folder you will usually need to click on Current folder in the left pane to see your other pages. If you are linking to a page or folder higher up in the structure you will need to select up one level at the top of the middle pane.  If you are linking to another department you will need go to Home then navigate down through Departments for Academic departments or Offices for Office and Services and facilities. You can also use the Search box in the left pane to locate the item you wish to link to - type the name and press Enter

External links

  • Click on the Insert/edit link button Insert/edit link button and you will be taken to the Insert/edit Link interface.
  • Click on the External link button External button  and you are taken to the External link interface and prompted for a URL for the site you want to link to. Type the URL and click Preview - if the URL is correct the site will be shown in preview mode in the interface window.
  • Click Insert.

Email links

Email links are the simplest type of link to add to main Plone pages - all you need do is type the email address on the page you are editing and then press Spacebar or Enter and it will automatically be made into an email hyperlink e.g. employee@le.ac.uk

  • Alternatively, if you don’t want the email address to be displayed on the page, select the text or name you wish to be the link and click on the Insert Insert/edit link button Insert/edit link button and you will be taken to the Insert/edit link interface.
  • Click on the Mail button Email link button and you are taken to the Mail link interface and prompted for an email address. Type or paste in your email address into the first field
  • It is also possible to configure email links to contain a subject by using the second field
  • Click Insert.

Removing and editing links

To remove a link, click inside the text containing the link and click the Unlink button Unlink button on the editor toolbar. To edit an existing link select the text containing the link and click on the Insert/edit link button Insert/edit link button