Insert/Edit Link

insert/edit linkAllows you to create different types of links in your content.

Select the text or image you want to make a link and click the Insert/Edit Link icon on the toolbar to open the properties window.

NOTE: Always check the links you are including on your website - both when you are adding them for the first time, and periodically throughout the life of your site. Links frequently change or are removed as websites are modified over time, and it's a good rule of thumb to not have broken links on your website.


Enter the external link URL in the Link URL field; be sure to enter the entire URL, including the initial http://.

External link

Click Insert to create the link.

NOTE: External links do not open in an new tab. This allows users to be in control of their experience, and they will always have the option to use the Back-button to return to the previous page.


Enter your page path in the Link URL field.

To obtain your page path for the internal link:

  • Browse to the page to which you would like to link (NOTE: Be sure to open a new browser tab or window - if you navigate away from the page you are editing, you will lose your work.)
  • Select and copy everything AFTER the .edu, including the initial forward slash, from the URL in the address bar of your browser
  • Paste this text into the Link URL field

Internal link

Click Insert to add the link.


Click the Browse icon next to the Link URL field.
Browse icon 

Click the first Upload button.
First upload button

Click Choose File to browse to your file and click Open.

Click the second Upload button to upload the chosen file to the web server.
Second upload button

With the file highlighted in the file browser, click the Insert file button.
insert file button

Click Insert to create the link.

NOTE: When linking to PDF, DOC or other types of files, it's a good idea to note what type of file the text is linking to, as well as the file size. This helps users know that they will be viewing a file different than a web page, as well as about how long they can expect it to take to load the file. 

File Upload Limit

On most Drupal websites, there is an individual file upload limit of 5MB. This limit ensures that we maximize the amount of server space we are limited to on the web server. We currently host and support over 400 websites on this server, and need to ensure that everyone has enough room for their site files.

If you have a PDF file that is over 5MB that you need to upload to your website, you have a couple options:

  • Use Adobe Acrobat Pro to save it as a reduced file size PDF and/or an optimized PDF.
  • Be sure the dimensions of the document are optimized for screen viewing.
  • If the file is a multi-page document, save it as multiple files for groups of pages (i.e. pages 1-10, pages 11-20, etc). Be sure each file is under the 5MB limit.

Feel free to contact us for assistance if you need help with optimizing your files. 


Insert/Edit Anchor

Create Anchor

  • Place the cursor where you want the anchor on the page.
  • Click the Insert/Edit Anchor button.
    anchor icon 
  • Enter a name in the Anchor Name field (do not use spaces or symbols).
    anchor name window 
  • Click Insert

Link to Anchor

  • Select the text you want to link to the anchor location created above.
  • Click the Insert/Edit Link icon.
    insert edit link icon 
  • Select the appropriate anchor from the Anchors menu (the Anchors menu will not appear until you have created at least one anchor). The Link URL field will be populated with the appropriate anchor link.
    anchor link 
  • Click Insert.

Link to Anchor from Another Page

  • Go to the page where you want to create the Link to Anchor
  • Select the text you want to link to the anchor location.
  • Click the Insert/Edit Link icon.
    insert edit link icon 
  • Type the Page Name and Anchor Name in the Link URL field (Example: /test-page-1/test-page-2#test_anchor).
  • Click Insert.