Inserting and editing links in articles

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Garry Page

Guide managers can create, edit, and remove links in any new or existing article in the knowledge base. Agents who are not Guide managers can create, edit, and remove links in articles where they have management permissions.

You can insert a link in an article for existing text or at the point where your cursor appears.

To insert a link in an article

  1. In Help Center or Guide Admin, create a new article or edit an existing article.

  2. Highlight text or place the cursor where you want the link to appear, then click Insert/edit link on the editor’s toolbar.

    Insert/edit link

  3. In the dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To link to a URL, in the URL tab, paste in the link URL. For example, https://zendesk.com

      Make sure you include the entire URL, including the HTTP or HTTPS format. If you don’t add the entire URL, you’ll get a broken link.

    • To link to a heading in this article, click the Heading tab, then select a heading in the article.

      The title of each heading appears, along with it’s style, so that you know the heading level for each heading in the article.

    • To link to an article in your Help Center, click the Help Center article tab, then select an article title that appears or enter a search for an article, then select an article that appears.

      Click Clear beside the article title if you want to remove the link to an article and select a new article.

  4. In Text on link, enter or edit the link text you want to appear in the article.

    If you highlighted text in the article before you click the Link button, the text appears in the field. If you edit the text here, it will update in the article.

  5. Select Open in new tab if you’d like the link to open in a new browser tab.

    If the checkbox is not selected, the link will open in the current browser tab, replacing the article.

  6. Click Link.

    The link appears in the article.

You can edit any existing link in an article to change the text or link target.

To edit an existing link article

  1. In Help Center or Guide Admin, open an existing article in edit mode.
  2. Highlight the link you want to edit in the article.
  3. To change the link text, simply type over the existing text.
  4. To change the link target, click Insert/edit link on the editor’s toolbar, then do any of the following:

    • In the URL tab, select the existing URL in the field and paste in a new URL, then click Link.
    • Click the Heading tab, select a heading in the article, then click Link.
    • Click the Help Center article tab, click Clear, if an article is currently selected, and select another article in your Help Center, then click Link

    The link is updated in the article.

You can remove a link from text if you want to the text to be plain text and no longer a link.

To remove an existing link in an article

  1. In Help Center or Guide Admin, open an existing article in edit mode.
  2. Highlight the link you want to remove in the article.
  3. Click Insert/edit link on the editor’s toolbar, then do any of the following:
  4. Click Remove link at the bottom of the dialog box.

    Remove link

    The link is removed from the article.

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