Sometimes you want to link to a specific part of a Web page instead of linking to the entire page. An anchor is a term used to define a hyperlink destination. They usually have two uses:
Jump to Specific Vertical Area of 2nd Web Page
Anchors can be used to link to a specific text or image area within another webpage. Instead of the link going to the top of the second webpage, it will vertically scroll to the destination when the user clicks the source link.
Table of Contents
Anchors are often used to create "table of contents" (such as "Frequently Asked Questions") at the beginning of a large webpage or quick links in the sidebar. Each chapter within the web page is given a named anchor, and links to each of these anchors are put at the top of the web page.
MORE: Use Both & Beyond
You are not limited to one or the other use. In fact, you can use both and even link from outside the CMS. When construct a relative url: tulane.edu/site/page.cfm/#anchor, it link will work from anywhere.
You will create your anchor from the bottom up. Define the destination first, and then tie it back to the source.
Think like in boating…drop the anchor (destination) and then tie off the anchor line to the vessel (source).
Create the Named Destination ANCHOR
Create the Anchor Source LINK
You are ready to submit your changes and test your link.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 email@example.com