As your Cadenza website develops over time, you’ll most likely need or want to add new pages. But simply publishing a new page is not enough to make it visible on your site, since new pages are not automatically added to your site navigation menu. Your Cadenza website is fully searchable, but in order for visitors to easily find it and view your page, you’ll need to add or provide a link to it in some manner.
Adding Pages to Menus
One way to link to a page is to add the link as part of your Menu Navigation. Whether you need to add the page to the menu depends on how important the new page is, to the structure of your Cadenza website. For example, if you want to add a new page that has important information about your program, such as a History of Achievements, or a Booster Organization page, then it makes sence to add a new main menu link, or a sub-link of another main link. Pages like these probably deserve a long lasting home in your site’s navigation menu. Or, maybe you just need a special page that has information about registering for an upcoming event you are hosting, or information about local lodging and area amenities. A page like this might not stay on your site forever, but may be important enough to add as a sub-link under your Events link, then be removed after your event is over. On the other hand, if you create a page with information for just a limited group of visitors or for a limited amount of time, you may only need to email a page link, or add a text link on another page (see below).
Adding Links Within Other Content
Regardless if you add a page link to your menu, you may also want to link to those pages within the content of other pages (similar to the link above). In fact, it is good practice to place links to other content throughout your site, which is one of the great benefits of HTML web pages, and the essence of the internet itself. Sometimes links can be very straightforward (like the link above) and sometimes they can be contextual, adding a link to other content by selecting a word or phrase within your text that logically links to other pages or posts.
It is always best practice to use a contextual word or phrase as your link, as opposed to something generic like “Learn More” or “Read More”. While these simple phrases often serve as links following post excerpts, you are better off providing your visitors with a contentual link to following when adding links within your content.
The following method works for both internal links to other posts/pages of your site, and for external links to other websites.
To add a link to another post or page within another post or page, do the following:
- In the Editor (including Beaver Builder content modules), select the word or phrase that you want use as your link. (If you don’t select a word or phrase, then the page/post title will be inserted in your content instead, which may not always make contextual sence.)
- Click the Insert/edit link button (chain icon).
- In the link field, Paste the URL (if you know it, or if it is an external link), or start typing in the box to search for a page or post
- If typing, then a list of pages that match your query will display. Hover over and select the page you want to link to from the list.
- Click the Apply button (arrow) to immediately add the link to your word or phrase.
- Optionally click the Link Options (gear icon) button to apply additional settings to the link, including:
- Entering a different URL
- Change the link text
- Opt to Open the link in a new tab (highly recommended for all external links!)
- Search again for optional existing content (results display in the window below the search field.)
- Click the Add link button when finished.
Links in Page Builder Modules
Many Page Builder Content Modules provide methods for linking to other pages and posts. These depend on the module you are using and where the UI is located for adding the link. Oftentimes, you can link to written content (words or phrases), but you can also add links to images or even entire modules themselves. Many Content Modules includes buttons, which you can customize and add links to as well. Consult the individual Content Module to learn how to place a link to other content pages and posts.