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Joomla 3.0 – How to Create a New Weblink

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Create a new Link in the Weblinks Manager.  This is a very easy tutorial on how to create a new link in your Joomla 3.0 website.  You will need to have a weblink category first.  All links must be assigned to a category.  If you want to change the name of your Weblinks Category, you can see the tutorial I created on how to change weblinks category name here.

Overview of How to Create a New Weblink

  1. Access Weblinks Manager in Component Manager
  2. Create New Weblink
  3. Enter Details of New Weblink in Weblinks Manager
  4. Change Weblinks Target in Weblinks Manager
  5. See List of Weblinks in Weblinks Manager

Steps:

1.  Access Weblinks Manager in Component Manager

Create new links in your Weblinks Links Manager.  All links must be assigned to a category which is maintained in the Weblinks Category Manager.  Here we are creating a new link in the Weblinks Links Manager.

Joomla 3.0 - Weblinks Links Manager
Joomla 3.0 – Weblinks Links Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Components’, ‘Weblinks’, ‘Links

2.  Create New Weblink

You can create unlimited number of links in your Weblinks Links Manager.  They can be internal or external links to your domain.

Joomla 3.0 - Create New Weblink in Weblink Manager
Joomla 3.0 – Create New Weblink in Weblink Manager
  • In Web Links Manager: Weblinks
  • Click on ‘New

3.  Enter Details of New Weblink in Weblinks Manager

After you click on ‘New’, you will enter in details of your new link.

Joomla 3.0 - Enter new details of your new Weblink in Weblink Link Manager
Joomla 3.0 – Enter new details of your new Weblink in Weblink Link Manager
  • I am creating an external link to google search
  • I will enter in the following values:
    • Title = Google <Enter your own title>
    • URL = http://www.google.com
    • Category = <category name managed in the Weblink Category Manager>  You may only have one named ‘uncategorised’.

4. Change Weblinks Target in Weblinks Manager

Changing the target in the Weblinks is important.  If you want the link to open on the same page it will navigate off your website into the new link.  You can change this so that your link will open in a new window.

Joomla 3.0 - Change Weblink Target to Open in New Window
Joomla 3.0 – Change Weblink Target to Open in New Window
  • Click on ‘Basic Options’
  • Set following value:
    • Target = Open in new window
  • Click  on ‘Save & Close’

5.  See List of Weblinks in Weblinks Manager

You can see all the weblinks you created in the Weblinks Links Manager.  See screenshot below:
Joomla 3.0 Links in the Weblinks Manager
Joomla 3.0 Links in the Weblinks Manager

Now you have a new weblink in your Weblinks Manager.  You can create as many as you want.  If you want more categories, you can create a new weblink category in the Weblinks Category Manager.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks,

Elaine

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