Links, Internal

Internal Links

To create a link from a page to any item within the Radiology website,

First, check the Contents of the folder which contains the page. Make sure that this folder also contains a copy of the item to which you are linking! (With the folder open, in View mode, you can use the Add New tab on the top right to select the type of item -- MSWord document, image, etc.This will open a new item screen. Enter a name for the website version of the item, then browse and select the item from your desktop or shared drive, and click Save.)

After the item is added to your folder, then you can link to it.

Open the page where your link will appear. Click Edit. In the text box, at the spot where you would like your link to appear, enter or elect a word or phrase of text, or an image, to serve as a link label. (This selected text will appear highlighted as hypertext later on, after you turn it into a link.) On the Kupu editing toolbar, click on the icon showing two blue chain links. (It’s the 13th icon from the left.)

The Insert Link box opens. There will be three panels, but for now just look at the middle panel. This panel will show a "tree" of items surrounding your origin page. In this panel, click the radio button of your destination item, the one that you want readers to find when they click on the link. What if your destination item does not appear in the middle panel list at all? Then look in the middle panel list for the name of the folder containing the item; click on the folder name to open the folder, then search there for your item. If you need to go up one level to find the item, click on Parent Folder. (If you still don't see your destination page, try entering its title in the Search box on the top right.) Once you select a destination item,

In the third column, the “link to anchor” drop-down menu will show “top of page” as a default setting. This means that your origin page will open to the top of the destination item. (If you want the link to lead viewers to some other part of the destination document, you can open that drop-down menu to choose an anchor.)

Click the OK button.

Your origin page will be displayed, showing the new hypertext of the new internal link pointing to your destination page. In View mode (not in Edit mode!) if you click on this hypertext, you should arrive at the correct destination.

To break the link while keeping its text label, click anywhere on the new hypertext link. You should see a small red X appear in your Kupu bar. Click the red X to break the link. Save.

Link to a Folder, not to its Cover Page

When you go to other pages or website sections and you'd like to create internal links or related item links pointing to your cover page, make sure that all the links point to the folder -- not to your default page! In other words, when you see the Insert Link middle panel, make sure that you click the radio button for the folder, not for the cover page.

That way the links will stay active and relevant, no matter how often you change pages to Private, or move them to some other folder, or delete them. If you create links to the folder itself, readers will still land on whatever cover page you choose to put there.

Click here for more about default cover pages and why we like them.

Link to an Anchor

If you've created anchors in the page to which you are linking, you can direct your users to those links.  When you select the destination page for your new link, you will see a drop-down menu appear in the third pane of the linking window.  By default, the top of the page is selected, meaning your visitor will see the very top of the page when they arrive.  However, if you click the menu, a 'loading' message will appear for a brief time, and if the destination page has anchors available, you can select the one to which you would like to direct your users. 

The linking drawer in Kupu

 To learn more about anchors, please read the 'Links, Anchors' FAQ

Breaking any Link

If you have inserted any of these link to your webpage, to break the connection to the linked content,

  • Choose Edit mode
  • Look at your hyperlink; click anywhere on the text or image which you highlighted to create the link;
  • see the tiny red "X" appearing at the far right of the Kupu editing green-frame (see screen shot below);

  • click on this "X," and hit Save. Now you should be in View mode, and you should be unable to open anything with this link. The hypertext line underneath the marker text should have disappeared.
  • Why not just delete the text label? Because this reliable 70% of the time, but there are random exceptions where the link will still operate even though the text does not look hypertexted, and also because in many cases you really want to preserve your text label and remove the link but keep the text.