What are Anchor Links?

Links on a page that bring you to a specific place on that same page are called "anchor links". These kinds of links can be helpful when you want to lead visitors to specific locations within a page. SiteExecutive makes creating these type of links simple.

Create Anchor

  1. Click in the page where the anchor will be inserted.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Anchor tool, this brings up the “Anchor Properties” dialog.
  3. Enter a name in the “Anchor Name” field. This field is limited to 40 characters.

    Note: The Anchor Name should be alphanumeric, and cannot contain spaces or special characters. Any spaces or special characters entered by the user will be converted to underscores by the system.
  4. Click Save.

An “anchor” icon will appear in the selected location on the page. The icon will only appear when the page is in edit mode and will not be visible on the rendered page.

Create Local Anchor Link

  1. Select the desired text or image on the page for the link that targets that local anchor.
  2. Click the “Insert/Edit” Link tool to bring up the “Insert Link” dialog.
  3. Select Local Anchor from the “Type” drop-down list.
  4. Enter information in the available fields.
    • Anchor: Select from available anchors created above
    • Title: Optional, may be left blank
    • ID: Not supported
    • Class: Optional, Select either the “more” or “button” class if needed.
  5. Click Save.

The page will need to be approved and published as usual.

Note: This method only supports anchors created on the same page as the links. There is an alternate technique for linking to anchors on different pages.