How do I link text on my page?

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Here are instructions to add a link to existing text.

  1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  2. Go to the page with text you'd like to be a link.


  3. Double-click on the text box that contains the text you want to be a link. Then, highlight the specific text that will be the link.



  4. On the right, in Text Settings click Link. You may have to scroll down to see the button.



  5. In the Link window, finalize the link settings.

  6. What do you want to link to?
  • Existing Page or File -- Use this if you'd like to link the text to another page within your website.


  • URL (Web Address) -- Use this if you'd like to link to another website.


  • Email Address -- Use this if you'd like the text to link to an email address.


  • Another Area on this page -- Use this if you'd like the text to link to another area on the same page.


How do you want the link to open?
Choose open in the same window or in a new browser window.



  • Save and Publish your website to see the text link live.
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    Hi,

    Here are instructions to add a link to existing text.

    1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




    2. Go to the page with text you'd like to be a link.


    3. Double-click on the text box that contains the text you want to be a link. Then, highlight the specific text that will be the link.



    4. On the right, in Text Settings click Link. You may have to scroll down to see the button.



    5. In the Link window, finalize the link settings.

    6. What do you want to link to?
    • Existing Page or File -- Use this if you'd like to link the text to another page within your website.


    • URL (Web Address) -- Use this if you'd like to link to another website.


    • Email Address -- Use this if you'd like the text to link to an email address.


    • Another Area on this page -- Use this if you'd like the text to link to another area on the same page.


    How do you want the link to open?
    Choose open in the same window or in a new browser window.



  • Save and Publish your website to see the text link live.
  • (Edited)
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    Julie here.  I understand how to highlight text, and create a link using Email (and website pages, and anchors).  However, when I visit my LIVE SITE, for my computer, that TEXT launches "Microsoft Outlook," which we do not use.  We use GMAIL.  

    My friend used her computer, and clicking the email link did not bring anything up on her computer.  Is there any way to control what the link does once it is selected?  Since most of my customers seem to have Yahoo accts and Gmail accounts, this has to be a more widespread problem.
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    There is no way to do that. Every computer can set the default email program for themselves. I believe you can set the default to a webmail program, at least Chrome can do it for gmail. I am not sure about Yahoo.
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    I can't seem to link an email address to text, followed the "Official" version above (except that it is outdated and doesn't even seem to apply anymore functionally, for example, there is no "Link" button or "Text Settings on the right".  Intuitively I'm clicking on the text box to open the Text Setting menu, highlighting the text to be linked, clicking on "Attach Link", typing in the email address under email, click OK, publish. Nothing.  Is there something I'm doing wrong? I don't seem to be finding anything more recent on this subject?
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    I've determined that it works if I select "Website Page", and noticed that when I do that, the text that I highlighted stays highlighted.  However when selecting email, the text un-highlights the second I type the email address. Problem?
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    Paul V, I'm going to reply in the topic you started as this is a topic for Sitebuilder, our older editor.
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    I'm trying to post one link to another on my pages but the link is not going through

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    the link is not working.
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    Hi Rosie, I merged your question to this topic. This is how you can link text to other pages. One thing I want to mention, is that you might want to clear your cache after you make changes to your website. It could be that your website is hanging on to a previous version where the link wasn't working.

    If this doesn't answer your question, please let me know if there is a specific link I can check and help you get fixed.

    Hope that helps!

    Angela
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    How do I add an email link to my page? For example i want visitors to click a link that allows them to send me an email without having to type the email address in their browser.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    email links.
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    Hi Jerry -

    Please check out Step 5 on how to create a link that links to an email address.

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do I create clickable links to other websites.
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How to apply my email address to my website..


    I'm trying to make it so a customer can click on our email on all pages & it will bring them to my email. Can you help? My website is: www.gravesfireprotection.com. When I try to "link" it, it says "this link needs to be opened with an application". What does this mean?
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    Follow the steps in this thread, except... when you get to step #5, be sure to click the button next to "Email Address" instead of "Existing Page or File".

    If this post helps, please give a "Star" and complete this survey to rate me.

    Thanks!

    Mike
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do I add a view now under my product listing, I created the page, but don't know how to connect the two.


    How do I get the view now under the picture category of my products, I have already made the picture page
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how to include a sitemap for my visitors?.


    How do I insert an HTML sitemap, that is, a sitemap for my visitors, into my homestead website? (Notice, this question does NOT concern an XML sitemap, which I have already successfully published to my site, and uploaded to google and bing webmaster tools.) As to the subject of this question, I have uploaded and published my HTML sitemap in the root directory of my website: what steps do I take to display this HTML sitemap to my visitors?
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    There's a much better way:

    1. generate sitemaps here: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

    2. download the html sitemap to your computer, import it to the root directory of your website and publish it. (It will be a File in the File manager)

    3. Add a link in your Site Main Navigation Menu (the one that appears on every page of your site) titled "sitemap." Under "what do your want to link to?", select "Existing page OR File" (because your sitemap is a File in your root directory).

    Publish your site, and presto, you have sitemap link appearing on every page of your website which opens the HTML sitemap that sitemaps.com generated for you.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do I make a view product tab link to product photos from my browser.
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    The steps here should help. When you get to step #5, click the button to link to "a page or file".  When you click the Browse button your image files will appear in the same list as your pages, or you can select the file from your computer.


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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    store front.


    sorry guys but I am just getting started. How do you link from a product to the store front. I want to click on the product and it take me to the same item in my store front. How do I do this. I have all the products listed?
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    Just to clarify, your account is set up with the SimpleStore which is not the same as the Storefront. But, you can still link to the product pages. The first step is to pull up your live site and go to the store page. After you click on a product you'll be directed to the Product page. At this point, you just copy the URL from the web browser and then create a standard link to that page following the steps in this thread.
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    Emma9163

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Website Templates.


    Hi I am looking for a template for creating recipes on my website and in going through the Homestead Templates, I couldn't see anything that came close to what I was hoping for. I wondered how easy it would be to create a seamless page that linked to a Wordpress template?
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How can I create a hyperlink in my website?.


    I would like to add a link to one of my artists social networking sites but I cannot get it to create a hyperlink.
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    For some reason, the system won't accept the HTML links I'm creating. When I highlight the text and click on the links, I see that they exist, but they aren't registering on the page. Here's a link so you can see what I'm referring to: https://sitebuilder.homestead.com/~si...

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    Sorry I can't access it from the SiteBulder URL. Which site are you working on, and which page?
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How can I make a link to my antler carvings facebook on my website?.


    I would like viewers of my website to link directly to my business antler carvings facebook site
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do I insert a hyperlink.
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    Lucille6587

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How to link a page within a page.


    I have a page named Rooms. We are a bed and breakfast. I want to have each of the rooms linked to another page with more information about that room.
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    There are several ways this could be done depending on how you want to layout the site and have it function. You'll probably want to create the new pages first, then just create standard text links form one page to the next, as shown above.

    Mike
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do I add hyperlinks?.
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    I think that the publish did work and you are seeing a cached copy of the page.  Go to the published site and hit your f5 key.

    Follow the instructions above to recreate the hyperlink.

    Drew


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    Well you were right sooo right and thank you so!!!  The f5 did the trick..now I'm going to try to recreate the hyperlink but just can't thank you enough for your attention, on a Sunday...during a Hawks playoff game no less!! You are the best (unless of course you were hoping the Timberwolves would win!!)  LOL  All seriousness, your attention to my problem as a newbie was much appreciated!  Is there somewhere that I can put in the details of how you were so attentive and helpful so folks will know??!! 

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    Good morning.  I am glad I was able to help.  You can press the like link on any post that you find helpful.  You are also able to create a topic in here as praise instead of a question or problem.

    Drew
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    John5315

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How can I make a link open in a new tab?.


    How can I make a link on my site open in a new tab?  Thanks.
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    When you are creating the links,  (see step #5 above), you will need to click the button next to "In another browser window".  This adds the following to the code " target="_blank" and tells the browser to open the link in a new window.  If you actually want the new page to open in a new tab rather than a new window, then you'll find that setting in your web browser.  if you can't find it let us know which browser you are using.

    Mike
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    Can I make a link to go to a page that isn't normally shown on the website ?  See FAQ on this webpage.  I want to do something like this.  Thanks in advance for any help.
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/faq/faqlist.html
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    Yes, the instructions at the top of the page shows how to create the link in Sitebuilder Plus.  Are the pages you are linking to, on your site, or another?
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    Lorraine3659

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    I haven't made them yet.  I don't want them to show unless they hit the link.  How do I make them hidden?
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    Oh I think I figured it out...
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    Glad to hear it.  Sorry I was a little slow responding.

    Drew
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    Victoria4313

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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    creating a next page.


    I have some newpaper articles regarding my business and would like to "go to the next page" at the bottom of the first article to get to the next article how do I do that.
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    Just add the text at the bottom of the page, then follow the steps on this thread to create the link.  Let us know if you have any problems.

    Mike
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Link to other websites is redirecting to "address is invalid" message.


    I have created a few links to other websites on my webpage, but when the link is selected, I am redirected to 'The address is not valid' message.  The webpage addresses are  definitely correct, but I have obviously set up the link incorrectly.  What can I do to fix this?
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    Agnes5818,  It looks like you've just added the URLs as normal text. You will need to actually create links to the pages as the next step. Follow the steps on this thread, and let us know if you run into any problems.

    Mike
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    I think I have it figured out.  Thanks for your help. 
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    Agnes5818,   thanks for the follow up.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    how do i insert an email address into the text of the webpage?.
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    You just create a normal text link. Follow the steps in this thread. When you get to step #5, there's button for an email link. 

    Mike 
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Passworded a page, Text links for Navigation not working. Help?.


    I have passworded a page on my website, per instructions given, It says that the best way to add navigation is to add text links, instead of a navigation bar. But I can not seem to get the text links to work for navigation back to the rest of my site. Help?
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    Christi3414,  Follow the steps on this page and if you get stuck let us know where, or what is happening on  your end. 
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    hyperlinks.


    How do I insert a hyperlink in text