Linking assets

Matrix sets up relationships between assets when you build your site. These inter-asset relationships are called links. Links control how assets display in you website frontend. Links also control more technical aspects of your website, such as how asset relationships are managed through web services and APIs.

You can link an asset to another location on your site or several locations. Managing assets relationships like this let you have far greater control over where the content appears on your frontend.

Linking screen

The Linking screen of an asset lets you view detailed information about its incoming and outgoing relationships with other assets. This screen lets you change an asset’s parent and child relationships and how an asset appears in website menus and other navigation elements of your site.

For Web services assets and APIs, these link relationships use a set of type codes to define each type of link in the Matrix database. These codes provide a robust way to communicate asset relationship information between systems. You can read more about type codes in the System link values documentation.