Select link type, URL when linking to an external website.

Step 1

In the WYSIWYG editor select the text to link. Click the link (WYSIWYG link icon) icon to open the dialog window.

Select linking text

Step 2

Select the option, URL.

Select Link Type URL

Step 3

Select the Protocol drop-down and select the appropriate one for the external site. Enter the full URL.

enter the full URL

Step 4

Click OK to apply the link and Save the web page. The link dispalys.

Link Inserted for URL

Optional

You can provide context for users that the link goes to an external location by adding the class: link--external

This will add the external link icon to the end of the link.