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Add Links to Page Elements

Many Drag & Drop widgets—from buttons to text—can be turned into various types of links. In addition to a URL, you can link to a Leadbox, another Leadpage, or even another section on your page.

In this article

​Create a new link

    Remove a link

    Supported widgets

Phone numbers and email links

Frequently asked questions

Create a new link

Here’s how you can add a link to widgets that support links:

  1. Click the widget to bring up its settings. For headlines or text, highlight the text you’d like to create a link out of. 
  2. Select the chainlink icon.
  3. Choose what to link your widget to: an external URL, a Leadpage, a Leadbox, or another section on your page. 
  4. Input or select the destination for your link. Adjust any options as needed, then click Done

If your link leads to an external URL or Leadpage, you can configure it to open in a new window. It’s also possible to enable “nofollow” so your linked page won’t be indexed by search engines. 

Remove a link

To get rid of a link (or change the link type), click the red, crossed-out link icon in your widget’s settings, as shown below.

Supported widgets

You can add links to any of the following widgets:

  • Button
  • Headline
  • Icon
  • Image
  • Text (includes text in the Image + Text and Calendar + Text widgets)

Phone number and email links

Instead of an external URL, you can also link to text that triggers a phone call or an email. We don’t typically recommend hard-coding links like this for a few reasons:

  • Most mobile operating systems automatically detect and turn phone numbers and emails into links, so it’s not necessary to explicitly create links out of them.
  • Users who click a phone number link on a desktop or tablet won’t be able to make a call unless they have third-party calling software installed. 
  • Email links always open to the default email client (such as Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.). Visitors who only use web-based email (such as the Gmail interface) won’t be able to effectively use your link.

That said, you can hard-code a phone number or email link. Here’s how:

To link to a phone number, choose the “External URL” option, then input tel: followed by your phone number, like so: tel:5551234567.

You can do the same thing with an email address using mailto: like so:

Frequently asked questions

Can I put HTML in a link?

No, only valid URLs can be used in links. Instead, consider using an HTML widget if you need to paste in HTML code. 

(Updated June 07, 2017)

Please let us know if you have additional questions.

You can always file a support ticket if you have additional questions by clicking the Support button in your dashboard shown here or clicking here to file a support ticket.

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