How To Add Links To Other Websites

If you would like to add some useful links to your website, links to other clubs, other websites etc., then follow the steps below:-

Go to your dashboard and click on the Manage link, then click on the Link Categories link


You will then see a table with the words Blogroll and to the right of this the number 7


If you double click on the word Blogroll you will see Blogroll in the category name and blogroll in the category slug. Simply delete these words and add your own title e.g. Useful Links or whatever else you wish your the title to be for any links you add to your website


You don't really need to add a description but don't forget to click on the Edit Category button when you're finished.

You should now have been taken back to the main Link Categories page and you will see the new title of your links section, in this example Useful Links.


Click on the number 7, to the far right and you will see a list of default links that we have inserted just to show you as an example. You will obviously want to get rid of these links, so click on the box on the left of the black bar next to the word Name - you will this that this puts a tick in all the boxes below it, you have selected all these links. Next click on the delete button to remove them

Next, you will want to add your own links, so scroll to the top of the page and clink on the link called Links


On the next page click on (add new)


On the next page you will add your links, in the example below you will see that I have added in the Name box the name of the link West Ham United Offical Website (apologies for those who are not into WHU!!) These are the words that will appear on your website. The next box is the URL, or web address of the website you wish to link to, in this case - IMPORTANT NOTE: avoid typing the url as - always add the full address with the http:// before the www. this will ensure that your links work correctly at all times for all users.

It is up to your whether you insert a description of the link inthe Description box, this is simply in case one of your visitors doesn't want to click on the link but simply hovers their mouse over the link, they will see your description.

Next, choose your category from the Categories section - you will remember that we called our example Category Useful Links, you may have made several categories and/or you may have called your link category something different.

Scroll down a bit further and you will see under Advanced Options a section called Target, click on the word and the section will expand

Setting the target means that when a visitor to your site clicks on one of the links to visit another website, your own website won't disappear. The visited website will open up in another window and when the visitor is finished looking at the linked site and closes the window, your website will still be open in a window underneath. Your visitor will not have to try to get back to your website again by typing your domain name into their browser, it will still be there open on their computer.

The target is by default set at none - so that your link websites open in a new window, you need to check the _blank button.

All done! Don't forget to scroll up the page and click the Save button on the right-hand side.

You can now scroll further up and click on the Visit Site button to check your website - you will see your links in the top right-hand corner under the heading Useful Links








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