In addition to links embedding within pages, Links can be created as
discrete content items. Having links as discrete items lets you do
things like organizing them in folders, setting keywords on them to
facilitate grouping in lists and search results, or include them in
Add a link by clicking the menu choice in the Add new... menu for a
You will see the Add*Link* panel:
Good titles for links are important, because the titles will show up in
lists of links, and because there tend to be quite a number of links
held in a folder as a set.
Paste the web address in the URL field or type it in. There is no
preview feature here, so it is best to paste the web address from a
browser window where you are viewing the target for the link to be sure
you have the address correct.
The Link Object in Use
A link object will behave in the following ways, depending on your login
status, or permissions.
- If you have the ability to edit the link object, when you click
on the link object you'll be taken to the object itself so that you
can edit it (otherwise you'd be taken to the link's target and could
never get to the edit tab!)
- If you don't have the ability to edit the link object, when you
click on the link object you'll be taken to the target of the link
object. Likewise, if you enter the web address of the link object
directly in your browser, you'll be taken directly to the link's
target. The link object in this case acts as a redirect.