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Creating a Content Link

What is a Content Link?

A content link refines the section link one step further, so not only is it an internal link between one page within your site to another page within your site, but it points to a specific piece of content on that page. 

Like the Section Link, it can also be a link between one page within your site to another piece of content in a different site, but within the same Channel.  For example from a page in the School of HAPP site, to a piece of content within the School of AEL site (both live within the Schools Channel).

 

Why use a Content Link?

You can use a content link to:

  1. Link to another piece of content on the same webpage or a different webpage within your site.
  2. Link to another piece of content on a site within the same Channel as your own site.
  3. Link to a file within your Filestore in order to create a file download link.

A content link is an intelligent link. The key advantage to using content links is that if the content you are linking to changes in some way, eg. if it is deleted; moved to a different location; renamed, the link will track the change and update itself accordingly.

Where possible, always use content links for linking to files within your Filestore.

Creating a Content Link Menu Option:

Screen view of the Version 8 interface highlighting the content link option within the TinyMCE Editor

Steps

This example shows you how to create a Content Link to a file in a Filestore.

1. From the Content Menu, click Edit Content

Creating a Content Link Step 1

2. Click on the required section.  This example is adding the link to Study at the School:

Creating a Content Link Step 2

3. Click on the relevant piece of content, to edit it:

Creating a Content Link Step 3

4. In the text editor, select the required text and click Insert Content Link

Creating a Content Link Step 4

5. Expand the Site Structure, to locate your own site and then click on your Filestore section:

Creating a Content Link Step 5

6. Click to select the relevant piece of content, which contains the file:

Creating a Content Link Step 6

7. The link has been added.  Preview the link to test it and then Save and Approve the piece of content:

Creating a Content Link Step 7