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Video:How to Link Pages Within a Website

with Don Schechter

Adding internal links across your site is a great way to draw attention to certain information and make it easier to maneuver around your site. Learn how to link pages within a website.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Link Pages Within a Website

Hi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to add links to other pages or places within your website. It's a great way to draw attention to certain information and makes it easier to maneuver around your site.

Choose Two HTML Pages to Link

I have two html pages of a website that I want to link. Right click on the page where you want the link to appear and choose open with Notepad or the editor you usually use.

Link Two Pages HTML in the Same Folder

To make links between your pages, you do not need an entire URL address like you would use if you were linking to another website. Because I have both pages of my HTML pages saved in the same folder, all I have to type is an a tag, href equals quote the name of the page I want to link to.htm then the link goes here and then close the a tag.

Link Pages in Different Subfolders

If you have your HTML pages in a subfolder, like this, your link would look a little different. Type the a tag, href equals quote the name of the subfolder goes here slash page2.htm close the brackets then Page 2 and the end tag

These are both considered relative paths because they aren't the full URL address. If you type in the full URL address and check your html files in a browser before your website is uploaded to the web, it won't work because it is looking for your linked pages through the web and not through your computer.

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