Your website may contain webpages that are quite long and require a lot of scrolling down the page. If all that information has to go on one page then it may be suitable to create anchor links within the page.
Anchor links are an easy way for website visitors to find their way around the page as they allow users to jump to a certain section rather than scrolling all the way down or up. Anchor links are commonly used for visitors to return to the top of the page.
Click on the following link to see an example of an anchor link.
Adding anchor links to your website
NOTE: If you have an Edit.com website then view the video tutorial instead.
First of all decide where you want users to be able to go to in the page. For each of these sections you will need to create an anchor link, each with a unique name.
To add a new anchor link enter the following HTML code at the start of the section that you would like someone to go to (replace paragraph1 with the name of your anchor):
Adding anchor links with Edit.com websites
If you are an Edit.com user then adding anchor links to your website is easy.
1) Create your anchor link by clicking on the Insert Anchor button in the Web Editor
2) In the popup box that appears type the name of your anchor (ie paragraph1)
3) Press OK - you will see a symbol appear in the web editor showing where the anchor is located
4) Now we need to create a link to this anchor so place your cursor where the link should appear (ie top of the page) and then click on the insert link button
5) In the insert Link popup that appears enter hash(#) followed by the name of the anchor you just created
6) Press ok and repeat these steps for any additional anchor links for the page
Anchor Links - example
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