Creating Links in OmniUpdate

You can link to a variety of files in your website

  • Documents that have been converted to pdfs, images, etc. (learn how to upload files here)
  • Other webpages in your site (i.e., in your folder of webpages)
  • Webpages in another site of the Skyline College group of websites
  • Webpages anywhere on the web

Open the file in OmniUpdate. Click the yellow 'Edit' button to enter editing mode:
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Using the headings.php page, hyperlink the text "Learn more about how to create links" to the links.php file in the same site.

In editing mode, highlight the content to be hyperlinked. Highlight meaningful content, not just generic words like "see this" or "click here" so that users with screen readers can get an adequate description. Click the 'Link' button on the toolbar:
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A window opens. Since this is a webpage from the current site, use the 'browse' button to locate it:
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Another window opens. Click on the file to be linked (in this case links.php). The name will be bolded. Then click 'Select File':
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Another window opens and the selected file is in the Link URL. Then click 'Insert':
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Back in editing mode, the link is blue:
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Next, "Cañada College" is highlighted to create a link to that website, which is outside the current site (so the 'browse' button cannot be used to locate the page):
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Click the 'link' toolbar button to open the 'Insert/Edit Link' window. Because the site is not within the Skyline College group of websites, the 'browse' button to locate the Link URL. Instead, type the entire web address (URL) of the site (http://www.canadacollege.edu) directly in the Link URL space. Click 'Insert':
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Save and publish as usual.


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