Internal links: Link To Page

Understand what you’re doing

The instructions in this lesson are for creating an internal link that points from your website to another page or resource on your website.

TIP: If you need to create an external link that points from your website to another page on your website, look back at External Links: Insert/Edit Link.

You can also read the refresher on the difference between external and internal links.

  1. Select a word or phrase that you want to turn into a link.

    Remember to select descriptive words that let your users know where they will go or what information they will find when they click on your links.

    Examples (these are fake links, so don’t bother clicking on them):

    • Good: “The Foobar 3000 is the most advanced widget on the market today.” Why? Users know if they click on that link, they will get information about the Foobar 3000.

    • Good: “You will find details of all of our cases in our Legal Docket.” Why? Users know that they will go another section of your site, the Legal Docket.

    • Bad: “To find out more about the Foobar 3000, click here.” Why? The words “click here” are unnecessary. The important part is the Foobar 3000, so make that the link.

    • Bad: “We’re very excited about our upcoming Annual Dinner. Read more.” Why? The words “Read more” are unnecessary and uncommunicative. The Annual Dinner is the key, so make that the link.

  2. Click on Link To Page on the Concrete5 Bar at the top of the WYSIWYG.

    The CCM Dialog panel will open.

  3. Click on the Page to which you wish to link.

    You’ve created an internal link to another Page on your website!

This lesson was about creating internal links, while the previous one is about creating external links. Regardless of which kind you create, you remove both kinds of links using the same button.