Email and Links

Internal or external links may be used in text to allow the user to quickly visit a referenced site. The Email Style tool is used to easily link an email address with obfuscation that helps prevents spam. Therefore, you should refrain from directly adding a ‘mailto’ link for pointing to email addresses.

Examples

For more information on links, visit the Web Style Guide.

If you have questions, email testemail@iu.edu.

Adding a link

Step 1

Highlight the text for the link.

Highlight the text "Web Style Guide"

Step 2

Click on the Insert/Edit Link button.

Highlight text and find Add/Edit Link button to edit

Step 3

Select or type the Internal or External site to be linked.

Note: An external link will automatically open in a new window.

This image describes adding a URL for a link

Step 4

The linked text will be highlighted.

Linked text is highlighted

Step 5

Submit and Publish.

Adding an email link

Step 1

Type the email address in the Content field. Highlight the email address.

Example highlighting email address AskIU@iu.edu in text editor

Step 2

In the Styles menu in the WYSIWYG text editor, choose email.

Highlighting email as the style type in dropdown menu

Step 3

The email address should be highlighted.

example of linked email text

Step 4

Submit and Publish.