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

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

Joomla 1.7 - Create External Link in an Article
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 1.7 - Edit Insert Link Icon
  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.
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