The link asset allows you to create and store a hyperlink to an external site or internal asset within the system. These link assets can store lists of external URLs that can then be formatted through a paint layout.

Once you have added a link, you can configure its settings on its associated asset screens. Most of these screens are the same as a Standard page asset. This chapter will describe the Details screen, which is different for a link.

Details screen

The details screen allows you to configure the settings of the link. Read the Asset details screen documentation for more information about the Status, Future status, Thumbnail, and Details sections.

This section allows you to configure the link from either an external URL or an asset within the system.

You can select from one of the following options:


Enter the URL of the link in this field – for example, You should use this field when you want to create a link to a website outside your system.

You need to include the protocol (for example, http://) of the URL; otherwise, the link will not work.
Or asset

Select which asset within the system to which to link.

A Relation field is also available, allowing you to store any Resource Description Framework (RDF) data within the link.


Enter a value for the relation attribute of the link. This value should describe the relationship to the link from the intended source. For example, Prev would indicate that the link refers to the previous page in an order list of pages. This attribute will be appended to the link code as shown:

<a href="" rel="prev">page 2</a>

This field is not mandatory when creating a link.

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