SiteBuilder Plus: I can not add a link? Is it broken

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I highlighted the text and selected the link button. I inserted a link, pressed okay, and no link shows up. When I go to do it again, the link I put in is missing. What did I do wrong? Thanks.
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Hello,

Those are the correct steps. What page and specif text did you add this link to? I can take a look at it. 
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Im trying to create a direct downloads page, all of the previous links I've added I have done in Sitebuilder Desktop. However it is so slow and sluggish I decided to give Plus a try however, I can't get it to work right.

The site link is http://www.fsbracing.com/Downloads-Archive.html

and I am trying to link to "martymoville.zip"
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Once you change to SB+ you can't use sitebuilder desktop.
HOW TO LINK A PAGE, TEXT OR IMAGE:
How do I link text? https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_link_text_on_my_page
How do I link an image? https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_make_an_image_link_to_another_page
You can use a site navigation menu
You can link text.
You can link an image.
You can make anchor links.

HOW TO CREATE A LINK:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/sitebuilder-plus-anchor-links
Select the text or image > From the image settings or text settings menu select Link > browse to insert an element from you files or to create an anchor link choose "Another Area on this Page > Click the down arrow to reveal the anchor link choice. Click Anchor link > You'll see the Anchor Element. Place this element in the desired position on your page.

LINK AN IMAGE:
Select the image > Use Image Setting Menu > Link > You can browse and select the link element of you can Copy the link URL address and insert it into the link command box.
LINK TEXT: Highlight the text and follow the same procedure.

LINK AN ELEMENT ON A DIFFERENT PAGE:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/what_are_anchor_links_and_how_can_i_use_them
Produce an anchor link for the desired element, save and publish. Using your browser, navigate to the page and select the element. You'll see that the URL has changed to include the element's link address. Copy that URL and paste it in your Settings menu Link command.

CREATE A LINK TO ANOTHER ELEMENT ON A DIFFERENT PAGE: You can select the URL from the address line and paste it into your Link command box. If the image or text on the page has an anchor link, you can select that element and the URL will include that specific element. Using that URL address will target that specific element. For example: Select any element on the page and produce an anchor link for that element. Save and publish. Use your browser, navigate and select that element in your site. You will see that the URL address has changed to include the anchor linked item. Copy that URL and paste that as your target link in your Link command box in Image Settings or Text Settings.
In your builder, you can create a link to a different part of the page by following these instructions: https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/what_are_anchor_links_and_how_can_i_use_them#differ....

Produce an anchor link for the desired element, save and publish. Using your browser, navigate to the page and select the element. You'll see that the URL has changed to include the element's link address. Copy that URL and paste it in your Settings Menu Link command.
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“Once you change to SB+ you can't use sitebuilder desktop.”

What do you mean by this? Once you publish your site and restart SB Desktop, can’t you use SB desktop again?
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No you can't. You can use only SB+ now.
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I was able to add a link to that text and it worked fine. https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_do_i_link_text_on_my_page
Depending on the website this can be true. If you build a Sitebuilder plus site with a master template you will not be able to use the desktop builder going forward. It is strongly recommended to consider using Sitebuilder plus as the desktop version is very outdated and you will see issue occur while using that software. 

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