Using the Links Module
The Links module displays a list of hyperlinks to any page, image or
file on your website; or to a file, image or page on another website.
Use what you learned in Add Module to Page to
add a new Links Module to your Page.
Step By Step: Add a New Link
Your Module is initially created with no content. Only the empty
Container is visible, with its Title and Action Buttons
1. Click the Add Link button (or select Add
Link from the Module Actions Menu).
On the Edit Links page you'll see that there are
several fields you can fill out plus the same Link Type
control and options you've seen on many other modules.
2. Place your cursor in the Title field and enter a
short phrase for your link text. This is the value that will
comprise the actual link.
3. Select a Link Type for your Link and fill in the appropriate information. You
can specify a link to a website, a page on your own website or to a
file on your website (such as an image or a PDF document).
4. (Optional Step) Select from a number of
available options for the link.
If you select Tracking, you'll be able to check how many
times the link has been clicked. If you select Logging,
you'll be able to tell who clicked the link (if the website visitor
was logged in). And if you select New Window, your link
will cause a new browser window to be opened for the link.
6. (Optional Step) Specify a description for your
Link. A description will
7. (Optional Step) Include a View Order
for sorting your Links. By default, they will
be sorted in the same order that you create them.
8. When you have finished, be sure to click
Update at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
This is how your updated module would look to a website visitor.
But this is just the default look for a Links module... plain
with just a hyperlink on the title text. There are a few
display options available.
Step By Step: Display Options
The Links module has a few Display Options which let you change
how it looks. In order to better illustrate how these settings will change
your modules appearance, this example will use a module that has added a few
extra links already.
1. Click the Settings button (or select
Settings from the Module Actions Menu).
2. On the Module Settings page, scroll down to
Links Settings and click the
button to expand the
section. This will show you all the available Links module options (options in the
other portions of this page are general module options).
3. (Optional Step) Select Dropdown as the
Control Type and then click Update at the bottom of
the page. This changes your Links to dropdown selector
and a Go button (as illustrated below).
4. (Optional Step) Select Horizontal as
the List Display Format (this only has an effect on your
module when Control Type is List... so change that
too) and then click Update at the bottom of the page.
This changes your Links to a horizontal display (as
5. (Optional Step) Select Yes for
Display Info Link and then click Update at the bottom of
the page. This changes the way your description is displayed.
Description is normally displayed as a "tooltip". A tooltip is
displayed when the mouse hovers over the link.
[Display Link Info = No]
Description is optionally displayed with a "more" link
which (when clicked) displays the description on the page.
[Display Link Info = Yes]