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Asset Link

Asset Link

Asset Links allow an author to create a link which, when clicked, download an asset such as a PDF from the Asset Manager.

Link Properties

To create a link go to Manage -> Edit and highlight an appropriate selection of text. Alternatively, click to select an appropriate asset.

1. Click Link.

2. From the Link Type dropdown select Asset Link. The following view will be presented:

Asset link screenshot

3. Edit/configure:


Click Select Asset to browse the Asset Manager for an appropriate asset.

Alternate text from Asset

if required, check to populate the link alternate text from the asset alternate text.

Alternate Text

Enter appropriate Alternate Text for the link. Alternate is presented when the link is unable to be displayed or interpreted, for example by screen reading software. Note: the alternate text should be the name of the page the user will be linked to.

Class Name

The class name is a CSS class and determines the appearance of the link. Select the appropriate Class.

Note: the default Class is Custom. Custom presents a text box is displayed allowing the input of a Tag. This text box allows: A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9, and hyphens. The character set must be between and including 3 and 50 characters.

Open in New Window

Check if required.

Search Engine 'No Follow'

If required check to request that search engines do not follow the link when indexing content. This is useful if the content is accessible via other routes, such as the navigation, and will reduce resource utilisation by Bots.


If the Analytics module is installed, select the appropriate tracking option for the link.