Using anchors

An anchor allows you to link to a specific section of a page. An anchor has two parts: the anchor itself and the anchor link.

  • Anchor: the destination
  • Anchor link: the button/link that takes the user to the destination

Creating an anchor

Anchors are created within the editor. Highlight the text you would like to use as the "anchor." Then, within the Link Menu, select "Add Anchor."

add anchor button within link menu

Tip: Just like a URL slug, the anchor name should not have any spaces. Use anchorName or anchor_name, rather than "anchor name." Also, anchors are case sensitive.

Creating an anchor link

If the anchor and anchor link are in the same content element

  1. Create anchor using the method above.

  2. Select the destination anchor from the dropdown on the Anchor tab within the Link Properties window.

anchor dropdown within anchor tab

If the anchor and anchor link are NOT in the same content element

  1. Create anchor using above method.
  2. On the URL tab within the Link Properties window, type a hashtag (#) followed by the destination anchor's name.
  3. Uncheck "Open link in a new tab."

URL with anchor name

Note: You can even use this method as an external link to link to an anchor from another page or eNewsletter! Just use the full URL with a hashtag (#) followed by the destination anchor's name (www.schoolname.com/pagename#anchorname).

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