Links guide a user to another page on your site, an external site, or a document.

Links are almost always identified by text that uses GW’s light blue color and is underlined or labeled as a link for screen readers. Images can also be made into links.

How to Use Links

  1. Highlight a word or string of text then use the link button () in the top row of the WYSIWYG text editor.
    • If linking an image, click on the image to select it, then use the same link button in the WYSIWG toolbar.
  2. In the URL field, search for existing pages or files on your site by name, or paste the URL of an external site.

Note: If you are linking to a file or another site expand the Advanced dropdown and check the box labeled "Open in new window/tab". 

Link Best Practices

Create in-line, contextual links. They should be worked into a sentence rather than listing a full URL.

Good Example: Learn about GW Drupal user accounts on the Managing Access page.

Bad Example: Learn about GW Drupal user accounts by going to:

  • Make sure any links to external URLs or files open in a new window.
  • Avoid using generic language for your links such as "Click Here" or "Read More".  
  • Don't add extra styles to links (ex: bold, underline, or italics).

Other Types of Links