Inserting Hyperlinks with Omni Update

Inserting Hyperlinks with Omni Update


[no dialogue]. ♪ [music playing–
no dialogue] ♪♪. This tutorial demonstrates how
to create a hyperlink in an EIU webpage using Omni Update. First you’ll need to
locate your website in the Omni Update account. For more information on
accessing your Omni Update account, please watch the Global
Site Manager Log In tutorial. Once you’ve located the website
in which you want to create your hyperlink, identify the file
that you want to modify. For this example, I’d
like to insert a hyperlink in the
index.PHP page. Click the link, then
click “edit main content.” In general, there
are three types of hyperlinks that
you’re likely to use. The first is to link to
another page within your Omni Update site. The second is to link to a file,
such as a PDF that you upload into your Omni Update account. The third type of link
is to link to another website outside of your
Omni Update site. The process for each
of these three types of links is
pretty similar. First, click and drag over the
portion of the text that you want to turn into a
hyperlink, this will highlight that portion
of the text in blue. Then click the INSERT
EDIT LINK icon, which looks like a
chain link at the top. This opens the
“insert edit link” window. Then click the browse icon at
the end of the link URL field, this gives you the opportunity
to browse for the files within your own site to which
you would like to link. For this example, I’d
like to create this link in an other .PHP page. Click other.PHP, then
click SELECT FILE. Since we’re linking to a page
within our own site, I’ll leave the target as open in this
window frame, which will just change the page that
the viewer is viewing. Then click insert. You can see that this is now a
hyperlink, and we’ll have the opportunity to test this later. For the second link, linking to
file, again click and drag over the text highlighting it
blue, then click the “insert edit link” icon, and then
click the browse icon at the end of the link URL field. Here we’re browsing for a file
to which we’d like to link. If you’ve previously uploaded
the file that you want to link to, you’ll find it here in the
file browser, and you can just click on that file and click
“select file,” as we did before. If however you would like
to upload a new file, click the upload button. Browse for the file by
clicking this button. Here I’m going to grab an
example file off of my desktop called sample.PDF, to open. Then when I click UPLOAD,
that file will be uploaded. You have the option of
changing the file name. Let’s say I would like
to capitalize it, but don’t forget the extension. Then click UPLOAD. This pushes the file from
my local computer to the Omni Update site. Once that is successful, you can
click OKAY to dismiss this window, then locate the file
that you just uploaded. Here is Sample
with a capital “S”. Then click SELECT FILE. Now, because we are linking to a
file instead of a page within our own website, it’s
best to open that file in its own window. So click OPEN IN NEW
WINDOW…BLANK, under the target. This allows your page to
stay open in the background while a new window
displays the file. So when they are finished
viewing the file and they close that window, your page will
still be open in the background. So click INSERT, and
you’ll see that the hyperlink has been made. In the third example, we’re
creating a link to another website outside of our Omni
Update account, so click and drag over the portion of the
text, highlighting it blue. Click the INSERT EDIT LINK icon,
and this time, instead of clicking this browse icon as we
did before, we’ll simply type the URL of the website to
which we want to link. Now again, because we want to
keep our webpage open in the background while the viewer is
visiting another site that we’ve linked to, we’ll change the
target to OPEN IN NEW WINDOW. That way our website stays
open in the background. Click insert and again, this
hyperlink has been created. All three hyperlinks have been
created now, so we can save the page by clicking the save
icon in the top left corner. Click PUBLISH NOW to
make this page live. Add a description,
and click publish. Test out your links by click
the VIEW IN NEW WINDOW to see your page in action. Linking to another page
should just change the page you’re viewing. If it does, I will click back to
go back to the previous page. Link to a file should open
up in a separate window, and here it has. We have the option of
opening that or saving it, I’ll click cancel for now. And then finally, linking to
another website should pull the page open in another
instance of the browser. When the visitor to your site is
finished viewing and chooses to close it, your page remains
open in the background. To remove a hyperlink, go back
to the edit version of the page, click the hyperlink you wish to
remove and then click this “chain break” icon,
which is an unlink. This removes the
hyperlink altogether. For more information on creating
hyperlinks on an EIU webpage, contact Jay Grabiec in
the CATS web office. ♪ [music playing–
no dialogue] ♪♪.

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