How can I set up links in a blog?

Use Link documents to provide the URL and text for links you want to include in your blog.

About this task


  1. Open a blog application.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. In the new blog tab that opens, expand the Configuration section, and then click the Links view.
  4. Click Add Link.
  5. Complete the following fields on the Link Details tab:
    Table 1. Link details fields



    Link URL

    Enter the URL for the link.

    Link Text

    Enter the text for the link. This is the actual text that a user would click to access this link.


    Select a category from the list.

    Note: If you have not created any link categories, this list will be blank. You can edit this document at a later time to assign a category.
  6. Click the Advanced tab and complete these fields:
    Table 2. Advanced options for links




    Enter a description of the link


    Enter the author's name of the site your are linking to, if applicable.

    Show Link in standard list?

    Select Yes to include this link the list of links that displays.

    Launch Link in External

    Select Yes to launch this in a new window.

    Select Inherited to use the master setting for the blog, specified in the Configuration document (FormattingLists Links tab, Launch Links in External Window field.)


    By default links are displayed alphabetically. If you have ordered links another way, enter a number to specify the order in which this link is listed.

    Overriding link HTML Prefix

    Enter the HTML that will appear before this link if you want to use something other than the text specified in the Configuration document (FormattingLists Links tab, Link Prefix HTML and Post Text/HTML fields.)

  7. Click Save & Close.
  8. Click Update Link Index. (Required only when changing the formatting in the Configuration document).