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Adding a hyperlink in Markdown
Adding a hyperlink in Markdown

Instructions for adding a hyperlink using the Markdown editor.

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Written by Meredith Owens
Updated over a week ago

The Markdown editor is a plain text editor that allows for basic formatting, through the Markdown plain text syntax language. It’s designed to be simple and has been implemented in certain areas of your website where the content needs to be professional, easy-to-read, and concise (e.g., news articles, notes for calendar events, and forum posts).

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to add a hyperlink in the Markdown editor on a page on your website. For this example, we are hyperlinking to another page on the website.

How to

First, copy the URL of your destination page from the address bar on the browser.

Afterward, visit the Markdown editor on the page where you'd like to add the link and type out your message. Highlight the word or phrase you want to link, then click on the chainlink icon.

This will populate the appropriate syntax to add a link. The text will be placed inside the brackets [ ], and the link will be placed inside the parentheses ( ).

Once populated, delete the example “http://” text inside of the parentheses and paste the URL you copied earlier.

Lastly, you can double-check that the hyperlink has been entered correctly by clicking on the eyeball icon in the Markdown menu. This will show you a preview of how the message will appear once published.

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