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Link My Content Block A to My Content Block B

The easiest way to link together content blocks is to create both content blocks before attempting to build links.  As an example, one might create a content block to be used as a table of contents page that lists services a department offers students.  This content block may look similar to Example 1 below.

Example 1

Services

  • Career Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Tutoring

The second content block may include a more detailed description of each service.  See Example 2 below.

Example 2

Tutoring

This offices provides free tutoring services for all accounting students in X Hall, room 31, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Now that both content blocks exist in the database, building a link from content in Example 1 to content in Example 2 is just a few steps away.

  1. Open the "Services" content block in eWebEditPro (from Example 1)
  2. Highlight the word "Tutoring"
  3. Select the icon for "Files, Images, Hyperlinks" (looks like several books that are red, yellow and blue)
  4. The Ektron CMS300 Library will open showing folders labeled as files, forms, hyperlinks, images and quicklinks
  5. Select the "quicklinks" folder to display a list of all the content blocks
  6. Locate the content block labeled as "Tutoring" and double click the link
  7. The CMS300 Library will close and the highlighted text will now appear as a link on the Services page
  8. Once the Services page is published, any visitor may use the link to access Tutoring content block details from the Services page

Notes: When new content blocks are created, a checkbox appears near the top of eWebEditPro for "Add to Quicklinks table".  This option contains a green check by default which will force any created content block to appear in the user's quicklink folder inside the CMS300 Library.  Repeat the steps above to build links to any of your content blocks.