Useful Links

This is a simple application allowing you to make a list of links which you think your visitors will find useful. Links can be categorised into sections by adding headers.

To enable the application, go to the Content Management tab of the administration pages, then go to the Applications page, and click the Enable button next to Useful Links. Once enabled, you can get to the administration pages for the application in one of two ways:

  1. Click Manage Links on the public pages of the Useful Links application on your website (you must be logged in as the administrator to see the button).
  2. From within the administration pages for the website, go to the Content Management tab, and click on Useful Links in the Site Map.

From the administration pages you can edit the title and description of the application - this will change the link used in the menu as well as the introductory text when the links page is displayed.

Adding Links

  • Go to the administration pages for the Useful Links application.
  • Go to the Links sub tab and click Add Link.
  • Fill in the Title, Description, and URL.
  • If you tick Open in new window then when a visitor clicks the link on your website a new browser window will be opened.
  • Click Save.
  • Choose where on the list you want your link to sit by clicking on one of the Place link here buttons.

Adding Headers

  • Go to the administration pages for the Useful Links application.
  • Go to the Links sub tab and click Add Header.
  • Fill in the Title and Description.
  • Click Save.
  • Choose where on the list you want your header to sit by clicking on one of the Place heading here buttons.

Editing Links and Headers

From the Links tab you can rearrange the order of links and headings by clicking on Move then choosing in the list where you want the item to be displayed.

You can also edit and delete links and headers.

Permissions

To configure the permissions, go to the administration pages for your website, select the Content Management tab, and then the Applications page. Click the Permissions button next to the Useful Links application in the list. For further details of how to use Permissions, see the Permissions section of the manual.

  • Users with Admin permission can manage all links and headers.
  • Users cannot add their own links - only administrators can do this. Therefore adding Edit permission for a user gives them no special rights in this application.

Notes

Administrators should consider explaining on the Links page that their organisation cannot vouch for the quality of external sites, since even if they were of excellent quality when they were first looked at, they may have changed subsequently.