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.

highlighted text for link

Step 2

Click on the Insert/Edit Link button.

insert/edit link button

Step 3

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

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

internal/external link

Step 4

The linked text will be highlighted.

example of linked text

Step 5

To save a draft, click Save & Preview. Submit the draft to apply your changes. Publish the page.

Adding an email link

Step 1

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

highlight email text

Step 2

In the Format drop-down menu, select Custom and email. You can also click the Insert/Edit Link button and select email from the Class drop-down menu.

formats > custom > email selection
class of button

Step 3

The email address should be highlighted.

linked text for email

Step 4

To save a draft of the page, click Save & Preview. Submit the draft to apply your changes. Publish the page.