Schools Website Service user guide

5 Links to external websites

Inserting a link to an external website page.

A link to an external website is a link to any page that is not part of your website in the School Website Service.

  • Highlight the text that you would like to turn into a link.

  • Click the 'Insert link' on the text wizard toolbar

Insert Link window

  • Type in the URL (excluding the http://)

  • Click on the ‘Search’ button.

This will ensure that no link to the page already exists.

  • Click on the ‘Create’ button.

You are now shown a New Link popup box for link properties.

Leave the group as the default setting (nnnn-schoolname, where nnnn is the school’s DfES number).

If you change the group you may not be able to use the link.

Create a new Link
  • Accept the defaults and click ‘Apply’.

The text wizard now shows the text with the link applied.

 

Using a link to an external website page that already exists

  • Highlight the text that you would like to turn into a link.

  • Click the ‘Insert link’ on the text wizard toolbar

Insert Link window
  • Type in the URL (excluding the http://)

  • Click on the ‘Search’ button.






Use existing link

The existing link to the page will be displayed.  

  • Choose it by clicking on it

  • Click ‘OK’.

The text wizard now shows the text with the link applied.

 

To remove an external link

  • Highlight the linked text.

  • The ‘Insert link’ icon will appear depressed (not unhappy – pressed down!).

Removing a download

  • Click the ‘Insert link’ icon.

The link is now removed.

However, the link remains in the database to be reused at a later date.