Provides the ability to connect your readers with other websites or Edublogs pages.
Static Links (Menus)
Like Media, you can add most static links (i.e. links that will be available no matter what page on your site is being viewed) that you will need in the Links section of your dashboard.
Similar to Media Library, All Links provides a glance at all links you have added to your blog and their basic statistics. You can also use the dashboard menu on the left of your page to add new links.
Like Media, Links can also be divided into categories. The benefit of this is that it makes it easier to display logical groups of links in your widgets and menus.
To add new Link categories, simply click ‘Link Categories’ on the dashboard menu on the left under Links.
Whenever you add a link, you get the chance to give it a description, choose in what fashion it will open (a new window, or in the same tab, etc.) and tag it with certain attributes like Physical or Geographical, which let you classify it further. You can even tag sites of coworkers, spouses or friends.
Links in Posts/Pages
Think of links placed in the text of posts and pages like footnotes or citations in an academic paper. They provide an easy way for your readers to see the original source of what you are referencing, whether it’s a site for a related UO course or a link to a recent article in the New York Times. You don’t want to get too excited with contextual links though–for instance, I didn’t link to the New York Times in this paragraph because there is no content on their website that is relevant or beneficial to the message of this section.
To add a link, all you have to do is:
- (Optional) navigate to the website or webpage in question and copy the URL by highlighting it in the URL bar and pressing Ctrl + C (Windows) or Command + C (Mac).
- Highlight the word or phrase in your post or page that you’d like to be a link (i.e., you must type the text that will be a link before making the link).
- Press the icon that looks like a chain link right above the typing area (in the image here, use the one on the left):
- Hit Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command + V (Mac) in the URL box to paste the link. You can also type it in.
- Choose whether the new link will open in a new window or tab of the browser, or if it will open on the same page.
- That’s all, you’re done! Click Add Link.
If you’d like to remove a link, just click on it in the typing area, and then click the “broken link” button (right side in the image above).