Anchor Links

An anchor link allows you to link (or "jump") to a specific place or section on a page. You would use anchor links to allow a reader to jump to a specific section of a page without having to scroll all the way down the page.

This is a two step process:

Step 1: Create the Anchor

  • Login to enter site edit mode.
  • Identify the page and section you would like to create the anchor.
  • Place your cursor where you want the reader to land.
  • Insert an anchor link using the “Insert/edit anchor” icon (it’s shaped like a flag) in the rich-text editor. Anchor Link
  • Name your anchor appropriately. The anchor name should be something short and easy to remember (you should also avoid using spaces or symbols in the anchor name).

the box to name your anchor.

Step 2: Creating a Link to the Anchor

Now you’re ready to create a link to the anchor you just made.

  • Scroll back up to the top of your page and highlight the text where you want your first anchor link.
  • Click the "link" button. link button
  • Click the "link type" down arrow and select "link to anchor in the text"
  • Select the anchor name you wish to link your text to

select the anchor

  • Click ok
  • Once you have linked the text you will see that it is a different color.
  • Click "Save" at bottom of page.

Note: To get the URL you can use to send people directly to your specific page section, add “#anchorname” to the end of a page URL.