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Links: How to create and highlight?

When creating content at aalto.fi or anywhere else online, it’s often useful to link to other webpages. However, there are a few things to consider when adding links at aalto.fi.

Adding a new link

You can create links to both internal pages within aalto.fi and to external websites. Follow these instructions to create functioning links.

    Aalto University/Drupal instructions
    • Go to your text component in Drupal
    • Highlight the text that should be linked
    • Click the link symbol, see image to the right, and aalto.fi opens a new window where you can enter your link address as described further down
    • Only choose “Open in new window/tab” after reading and applying the WCAG guidance on opening links in new windows/tabs. In most cases this box should remain unchecked.
    • Save and check that the link is working on the page by clicking it.

    Always enter the whole url address, e.g. https://www.aka.fi/en/, not just aka.fi/en. A trick is to go to the actual page with the browser and then copying the URL straight from there, as shown below. For internal links at aalto.fi, you can also put the node number, such as /node/14651/, but if you put the URL it will automatically change into the node number anyway.

    Also, make sure to link to the language version that corresponds to the language of your page.

    example: links – create links on aalto.fi

    Highlighting links 

    On a page, the reader is often provided with links to further information. These kinds of links can be made more visible by using Link highlight formatting, which puts an arrow in front of the link text (see image below). Please note that this type of link formatting cannot be used inside a text paragraph, as Link highlight formatting always shows the linked text in its own row.

      Kuvakaappaus, kuinka lisätä Link highlight -tyyli lisätietolinkkeihin. Drupal-ohjeistusta

      Adding Link highlight:

      1. Select the linked text
      2. Click on "Styles" and select "Link highlight"
      Drupal image for Comms use only. Abstract image, yellow.

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