Links - NIU - Cascade Server

Creating & Editing Content

Internal Links

An internal link is used when you want to link your current page to another page within your current site in Cascade.

  1. Using the WYSIWYG Text Editor, type in the name of target you wish to link to.
  2. Highlight the appropriate text with your cursor and click the link icon (link-icon).
  3. Browse using [SEARCH]. Choose the correct target in your Folder Directory pop-up window and CONFIRM.
  4. Set the Target to “Same Window,” then UPDATE.

Note: For linking to files or documents, see Troubleshooting Guide.

External Links

An external link is used when you want to link your left-hand navigation to a website outside of one that you manage in Cascade, for example another department or a website outside of NIU altogether.

To Create A New External Link

  1. Using the Menu Bar, click NEW  > DEFAULT >  EXTERNAL LINK
  2. Enter a SYSTEM NAME, which is what you want the link to be called in the Folder Directory. The system name should be all lower-case and no spaces (for example, ‘studentaffairs_link’)
  3. Skip the DISPLAY NAME and INCLUDE IN fields
  4. Enter the URL for the external link in the LINK field
  5. Click SUBMIT to save your changes to Cascade Server
  6. In the Folder Directory, click on either the link’s name or the link icon (link-icon) next to it.
  7. Click the EDIT tab
  8. Change the DISPLAY NAME and INCLUDE IN fields as desired for breadcrumbs or Auto-Navigation
  9. Change the URL for the external link in the LINK field
  10. Click SUBMIT to save your changes to Cascade Server

To Edit an Existing External Link

  1. In the Folder Directory, click on either the link’s name or the link icon (link-icon) next to it.
  2. Click the EDIT tab
  3. Change the DISPLAY NAME and INCLUDE IN fields as desired for breadcrumbs or Auto-Navigation
  4. Change the URL for the external link in the LINK field
  5. Click SUBMIT to save your changes to Cascade Server