Anchored Links

Sometimes you may want to create a link which jumps to a section on the current or another page rather than the top of the page. This requires using anchors. While editing the page, you will need to do two things. First, you will need to create an anchor on the destination page that will serve as the target of your lilnk. Second, you will need to create a link to point to that page and anchor.

Creating an Anchor

While editing the destination page:

  1. Highlight the text you would like to serve as an anchor (e.g. the title of a subsection);
  2. Click the Insert/edit anchor button, which looks like an anchor;
  3. Give the anchor a simple name that describes that section of your page without any spaces (e.g. 'bio', 'resources', etc.);
  4. Save the page.

Creating a Link to an Anchor

While editing the source page:

  1. Highlight the text you would like to serve as a link to your anchor (e.g. 'More Resources', etc.)
  2. Click the Insert/edit link button, which looks like a chain link;
  3. In the link url box, type in or paste the destination page's url followed by '#anchorname' (e.g. 'http://ows.edb.utexas.edu/site/example/examplepage#myanchor').