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External Link

Link Properties

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

1. Click Link.

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

External link screenshot

3. Edit/configure:


Select the appropriate Transfer Protocol, and then type or past the appropriate URL.


If a specific port number is required to access the resource, enter the port number. Note that for most URLs this will not be required.


If required, enter an appropriate querystring to execute a command when following the link to the page. For example '?opentab=3' will open the third tab of a section of tabbed content when visiting the page.

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.

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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.