Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

The Link asset allows you to create and store a hyperlink to an external site or internal asset within the system. These Link assets can be used to store lists of external URLs that can then be formatted through a Paint Layout.

Bookmarks to the headings on this page:

  1. Details Screen
  2. Linking to a Link Asset in Edit+ for Squiz Matrix

Once you have added a Link, you can configure its settings on its associated asset screens. The majority of these screens are the same or similar to those for a Standard Page and are described in the Asset Screens manual. In this chapter, we will describe the Details screen, which is different for a LInk.

Details Screen

The Details screen allows you to configure the settings of the Link. For more information about the Status, Future Status, Thumbnail and Details sections, refer to the Details Screen chapter in the Asset Screens manual.

Link Information

This section allows you to configure the link from either an external URL or an asset within the system.

You can select from one of the following options:

  • URL: enter the URL of the link in this field – for example You should use this field when you want to create a link to a web site outside of your system.

    Tip: You need to include the protocol (for example, 'http://') of the URL, otherwise the Link will not work.

  • or Asset: select which asset within the system to link to.

A Relation field is also available, allowing you to store Resource Description Framework (RDF) data within the link:

  • Relation: enter a value for the relation attribute of the link. This should describe the relationship to the link from the intended source. For example, Prev would indicate that the link refers to the previous page in an order list of pages. This attribute will be appended to the link code as shown below, highlighted in green:
    <a href="" rel="Prev">Page 2</a>

This field is not mandatory when creating a Link.

Linking to a Link Asset in Edit+ for Squiz Matrix

When linking a Link asset within the Edit+ for Squiz Matrix interface, using the Edit+ Editor, an additional Use Redirect Link Destination field will be displayed.

This field provides you with the option of using the redirection link value as the value to print in the content. By default, this setting is enabled.

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