Joomla 1.7 Tutorial – How to Create an External Link in an Article

by Elaine on November 4, 2011

Joomla 1.7 Help – Creating a link to a website not within your domain is an external link.  For example creating a link to Google.com is an External link.  There are many places where you can place an external link.  In this Joomla Tutorial, I will show you how to create an external link in an Article.

For example I want to create a weblink to Google.com.

Create an External Link in Joomla 1.7 Articles

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Joomla 1.7 - Create External Link in an Article

  1. Login to your Joomla 1.7 Administrator backend
  2. Click on Content, Article Manager
  3. Edit your article.
  4. Highlight the text you want to link, in my example , I highlighted the word ‘here’
  5. Click on the “Insert/Edit Link” icon Joomla 17 edit insert link icon Joomla 1.7 Tutorial   How to Create an External Link in an Article
  6. In the window “Insert/Edit Link”, enter the following values:
      • Link URL = http://www.google.com
      • Target = Open link in a new window
      • Title = Click here to visit Google website
      • Click on ‘Insert’
  7. Click on ‘Save & Close’
Refresh your site and view your article.  When you click on the word ‘here’, it will open up the Google website in a new window.
Thanks,
 Joomla 1.7 Tutorial   How to Create an External Link in an Article

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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