Adding text links

Add links to external websites, files or other pages within Firefly.

The steps for creating each type of link are very similar but we will explain each one in turn.

1.  Select your text then choose the link icon in the editor toolbar

If you put in a link without selecting text first, then the following will be displayed:

  • For external website links: the website or email address, e.g. "hubble.org".
  • For links to files: the filename, e.g. "mydocument.docx".
  • For links to other Firefly pages: the page name.

You now have a choice of items to link to:

Option 1.  Link to external websites or email

You can add the address in the following ways:

  • Open another tab in your browser, navigate to the page you want to link to and copy and paste the address (url).
  • If you know the address from memory, simply type it in.

Don't worry, it doesn't matter whether you include "http://", "www" or "mailto:".

Option 2.  Link to a file

You can add links to files in the follow ways:

  • Select a file that is already on Firefly (shown).
  • Use Select Files From Your Computer to browse your device for the file you want.
  • Drag and drop a file into the Add Link box.
Option 3.  Link to other Firefly pages

Select the page that you would like to link to from the site menu. You can expand and collapse the menu list by selecting the arrows.

Choose Open link in new window for the link to open in a new browser tab.

2.  Select Done

Choose Done and the link will be created.

You can edit the link title on the page just as if it was any other piece of text. Any links on the page are disabled until you press Done or Publish to allow editing to take place.

Using links is a great way of aggregating material from all sorts of sources into one place.