Linking assets

Linking an asset duplicates the asset and its dependent assets in another location in your system with the same asset ID. When you edit one of these linked assets, it will update the other linked assets and vice-versa.

Linked assets are useful if you want an asset to appear in many different locations on your site. For example, if you want the "Contact Us" page to appear under both your "Home" page and the "About Us" page, you can link the "Contact Us" page to both locations.

You must have write permissions on the asset to use the linking feature.
  1. Drag and drop one or more assets into the location to which you want to link them.

    Dropping an asset directly onto a parent asset and selecting Link here clones the asset under this parent asset as a child, for example, linking a standard page asset under a site asset.
  2. Select Link here.

  3. On the HIPO screen, click Next to finish linking the assets.

While linked assets are connected, the Link type is adjustable for each linked asset. Adjustable link types let you control how linked assets display on your frontend.

For example, the "Contact Us" page under your "Home" page could be a Menu link asset, and the Contact Us page under the About Us page could be a Hidden link asset.

Read the Link types conceptual documentation for more information about menu and hidden links and the other link types available in Matrix.

Deleting linked assets

Deleting a linked asset does not delete other linked assets. To delete all linked assets, use the Delete link fields on the Asset linking screen of an asset.

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