Rewrite: How To: Add a Link to a Document

If you are editing a section of content on your site and you want to upload a document and add a link, there are a couple of steps involved:

Upload your document

Go to the Content > Media Manager > Documents option in the admin menu.Click on the "+ Add a File" button

Enter a title for the document

If you do not upload a thumbnail image, then the title displays as a link to the

Attach the document

Use the Browse button to upload the document.

Select a thumbnail image if applicable

If you want an image to represent the document, then upload any image. 

Restrictions

Add a restriction if you only want logged in members to view the document.

Quote  Tip: If you add a link to this document on a page that is visible to the general public, the members only checkbox is meaningless. If you want to link to this document and retain the members only status, you must make sure the page you are adding the link to is only visible to logged-in members.

Check Board Only if applicable

Much like the members only field, this is only applicable when viewing documents via the downloads screen. If you add a link to it, you must ensure the screen in question is only visible to board members.

Select A Member Group if applicable

Much like the members only field, this is only applicable when viewing documents via the downloads screen. If you add a link to it, you must ensure the screen in question is only visible to the selected member group.

Press Insert to upload the document

Edit the new document

Click on the edit button next to the button you just uploaded. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the link to the document on your site. Click in this field and press to copy it or right-click and select copy. This will copy the address to the document.



Edit your page content

Go to the Page Content area and edit the page content section you wish to place the link into

Add the link

Select the text for the link. Select the text or image you want to use for your link by highlighting it by holding down the left mouse key and dragging.

Edit the link

Right click on the selected text and select "Insert/edit link" or click on the link icon in the WYSIWYG Editor.



Paste the document address

Once the Insert/Edit Link dialog box opens, click in the "Link URL" field and paste your link by pressing or right-click and select Paste.

Insert the link

Press Insert to save the link.

Update the content

Press Update to save your page content.

Note that if you copy any other text between when you edited your document and when you added your link, the link address will be overwritten. If this happens, go back to your downloads editor and reselect the link address and re-paste the link in the page editor.

Video

Create a link for a PDF/Word/Other Document