Creating Internal Links

Contrary to how the name sounds, internal links are different than hyperlinks and embedding media. Use internal links to include items such as newsletters or outside Liberal Arts websites (purdue.edu, google, etc) in your left hand navigation. Before you begin you will need to know the URL of your web link. 

Note: Internal Links can not be included in top navigation (black bar).

1. To create a new internal link go to New > Default > Internal Link.

Selecting New Internal Link

2. Once selected a screen, as below, should appear.

Creating a new internal link

  1. This is the system name of the link (text that you see in cascade). Name it something that will let you know what the link is.
  2. Display Name is the text that gets used in the left hand navigation. 
  3. This checkbox is what controls whether or not the link shows up on the site. Be sure to check it.
  4. This is where you paste the URL to whatever the resource is that you want linked.

3. Once you have all of the information correct, click submit and now your internal link has been created. Note that you will not have a preview view of the page when the link is selected in cascade. You will need to click on a page (blue icon) to see changes. For reference, internal links are denoted by a green globe (see below).

Link in cascade

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