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This procedure explains how to create links within an article on web sites using Joomla!.

Internal links (links to pages on the same website as the current page)

  1. Select an article to edit following steps 1-3 of Editing Articles.
  2. Highlight the text that will be linked to a second article.
  3. Click the Insert/Edit link button on the editing toolbar: 

    Insert/Edit Link icon
  4. A Link popup window will appear.
  5. Under Links, click Content (see #1 below).
  6. Click the arrow to the left of the top-level category that contains the article you want to link to (see #2 below).
  7. If your article is in a subcategory, click the arrow to the left of the subcategory containing the article.  (If the article is in a category several levels down, you may need to repeat this step until you find the article).
  8. Click once on the name of the article you want to link to.
  9. Click Insert to the bottom of the Link popup window (see #3 below).

    Link one article to another article
  10. Click Save & Close to save the article. 

External links (links to pages not on the same website as the current page)

The procedure is similar to the one demonstrated above.

  • With external links, the target website page can be pasted directly into the URL field in the Link pop-up window. Make sure you include the http:// or https:// prefix of the URL. (See #1 below).
  • Be sure to set the Target to "Open in new window" for links to external websites (See #2 below).Creating an external link


To create a link that appears as a button:

  1. Select the link.
  2. Click on the Styles dropdown menu (to the right of "Paragraph" on the editor toolbar)
  3. Then select or type "button":

    Selecting "button" style

  4. Your link will look like a button:

Link with "button" style

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