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Using the Add Web Link Tool

Using the Add Web Link tool, you can link to external pages, identified by a URL. For example, on your microsite, you can provide links to your partners' Web sites.

There are a number of ways that the external page can be displayed from the Microsite Management page:

  • Frame. Within the frame of the current page.
  • In-Line. Directly in the applet on the current page. Displaying pages in-line works best with simple pages. Large or complex pages, such as those that use JavaScript, can slow down the system and cause unexpected results. Be sure to test in-line pages.
  • New Window. Launching a new browser window when the link is clicked; this allows the user to switch between the two pages.
  • Window. Displaying the external page in the current browser window.

This task is part of Step 4 in the Process of Microsite Management.

To create a link from a page to an external page

  1. Open the page you want to edit in the Page Designer:
    1. Navigate to the Microsite Management (or Administration - Microsite) screen > Page Administration view.
    2. In the Page list, click the Page Title hyperlink.
  2. From the Page Designer toolbar, drag the Add Web Link tool to the position on the layout where you want the external link to appear.
  3. Complete the fields in the Add Web Link dialog box.

    Some fields are described in the following table.



    This is the text that appears as the navigation link to the new page.


    Enter the exact URL of the destination for the link. Be sure to include the appropriate prefix for the URL. For example, http://, https://, ftp://, and so on.

    If the prefix is missing, the result is unpredictable.

    Symbolic URL

    Instead of entering a URL, choose a symbolic URL. (Symbolic URLs can be set up in the Administration - Integration screen.)

    For example, enter the symbolic URL of an Analytics report.

    HTML Display

    Choose how the external page is displayed: Frame, In-Line, New Window, or current Window.

    Release Date

    Specifies the date when the link becomes active.

    The link appears when the date is between the release date and the expiration date and the status is Approved.

    Expiration Date

    Specifies the date when the link is no longer active.

    Access Group

    Use this field to restrict read and read-write (select Editor field) access to this page item.

    If this field is blank, there are no restrictions on who can view and edit this page item.

    If no editor is specified, all the access groups can edit this page item.


    The status of the link: Approved, Designed, Draft, Final, Printed, Shipped, or Submitted.

    The Approved and Draft status fields determine what content is displayed in the page preview. See Previewing a Page.

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