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Insert a Hyperlink

 

Insert an Internal Sitecore Hyperlink

When you want to create a link that goes to another page within your Agency website or another Agency within Sitecore, use the Internal Sitecore Link.

  • You can hyperlink to any page, dynamic list, topic, or file that exists within Sitecore.
  • If the page you have linked to is moved or renamed, your hyperlink will still work.
  • If the page you have linked to is deleted, the author deleting the page can direct any links coming to that page to another page or remove your hyperlink from the page. This keeps the website from having bad links (404 page not found errors).

Inserting an internal Sitecore hyperlink can be done in two ways:

Note: If the page you are editing is Checked in and Unlocked, select the Lock and Edit link to check it out and edit the page.
Lock and Edit Warning Message

Text Entry Field

Add Internal Sitecore Hyperlink
  1. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink. A toolbox will appear with icons to choose from.
  2. Select the Link icon Insert Sitecore Link icon. The Insert Link box will appear.
    Highlighted text to hyperlink

  3. Navigate to your website pages through the content tree.
    Dialog Box - Insert Internal Link

  4. Select the page, list, topic, file, or image you wish to link to.
    • Files and images are found under the Media Items tab.
  5. Select Insert.
  6. Save Save icon your changes.
  7. Select the Unlock Unlock icon icon to check in your page if you are done editing.


To change the hyperlink, follow the same steps.
To remove the hyperlink you will need to use the rich text editor.

 

Rich Text Editor
 
Insert Internal Sitecore Hyperlink
  1. Click your mouse in the area around the text you want hyperlinked. A toolbox will appear with icons to choose from.
  2. Select the Edit icon Rich Text Editor icon. The Rich Text Editor box will appear.
  3. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink.
    Rich Text Editor
  4. Select the Insert Sitecore Link icon Insert Internal Link icon. The Insert Link box will appear.
  5. Navigate to your website pages through the content tree.
    Dialog Box - Insert Internal Link
  6. Select the page, list, or topic, file, or image you wish to link to.
    • Files and images are found under the Media Items tab.
  7. Select Insert.
  8. Select the Accept button at the bottom right of the Rich Text Editor box.
  9. Save Save icon your changes.
  10. Select the Unlock Unlock icon icon to check in your page if you are done editing.

 

To change the hyperlink, follow the same steps.

 

Remove Internal Sitecore Hyperlink

To remove the hyperlink, follow these steps.

  1. Highlight the hyperlinked text you want to remove the hyperlink from.
  2. Select the Remove Link icon Remove Link icon and the hyperlink will be removed from the text.
  3. Select the Accept button at the bottom right of the Rich Text Editor box.
  4. Save Save icon your changes.
  5. Select the Unlock Unlock icon icon to check in your page if you are done editing.

 

Insert External Hyperlink

Creating an external hyperlink allows you to hyperlink to any website page that exists outside of Sitecore. Unlike internal links, you will need to monitor your external links periodically to ensure they don’t direct to a 404 page not found error.

Inserting an external hyperlink is done from the Rich Text Editor only.

  1. Launch the Rich Text Editor by clicking your mouse in the area around the text you want hyperlinked. A toolbox will appear with icons to choose from.
  2. Select the Editor icon Rich Text Editor icon. The Rich Text Editor box will appear.
  3. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink.
    Rich Text Editor

  4. Select the Hyperlink Manager icon Hyperlink Manager icon. The Insert Link box will appear.
    Hyperlink Manager

  5. Fill out the following fields:
    • URL - Enter the full website address (example: http://www.google.com)
    • Link Text - Populated with highlighted text
    • Target - New Window
    • Existing Anchor - None
    • Tooltip - N/A (leave blank)
    • CSS Class - N/A (leave blank)
  6. Select OK.
  7. Select the Accept button at the bottom right of the Rich Text Editor box.
  8. Save Save icon your changes.
  9. Select the Unlock Unlock icon icon to check in your page if you are done editing.

To change the hyperlink, follow the same steps.

Remove External Hyperlink

To remove the external hyperlink, follow these steps.

  1. Highlight the hyperlinked text you want to remove the hyperlink from.
  2. Select the Remove Link icon Remove Link icon and the hyperlink will be removed from the text.
  3. Select the Accept button at the bottom right of the Rich Text Editor box.
  4. Save Save icon your changes.
  5. Select the Unlock Unlock icon icon to check in your page if you are done editing.