Adding Links

Using Links with the Text Editor Links are simple in Open Y - just highlight your text and click the link icon or type Ctrl+K (Windows)/Command(⌘)+K (Mac). Once the pop-up appears, type your URL into the field and click “Save.”

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The link button in the CKEditor toolbar.

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Demo this on CKEditor Site >


Open Y 2.5 and later

Ys with newer versions of Open Y can add attributes to their links, including a title ( for tooltips) HTML ID, HTML rel and CSS classes. You can also opt to have your link open in a new window/tab.

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Linking Tips

  • For links on your website, don’t use the full URL. Highlight everything beginning with the / after your .com, .org, etc.
    • For example, for openy.org/about, you would choose /about. This is called the relative path, and it will help your analytics tracking.
  • For links on other websites, grab the full URL, including the https://.
  • For email links, add "mailto:example@exampleymca.org."

To update/change a link, highlight the link text and click the link icon or Ctrl+K (Windows) /Command(⌘)+K (Mac).

To remove a link, highlight the link text and click the unlink icon.

Pro Tip: The link button doesn’t support opening links in a new window or tab, such as with a "target='_blank'" You can either use HTML or the WYSIWYG button tool to create links in new tabs.