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KJay_23
01-05-2006, 05:15 PM
Hi there!

I have a question about the Hyperlinks.

Is it possible to link text on one page, to a specific section of text on another page?

What I'm trying to do is this:
We have over 300 scents of candles, so on one page, we have the scents broken down by categories. On another page, we have the scents, and their descriptions, listed alphabetically, and want to link the scent name on the category page, to the scent name on the description page. Does that make any sense?

Any help is appreciated!

TIA,
Kellie

Watdaflip
01-05-2006, 07:37 PM
yes, you can use an anchor. I'm not sure if you can do this with blue voda, I code my sites by hand, but you will need to enter some code before each description.

For example you have "cherry" scented candles, and the description is "Candles that smell like cherry". And the webpages will be list.html & desc.html

You can make the list of scents as links, but they will de a little dfferent.

On list.html you will have link like this
<a href="http://www.yoursite.com/desc.html#cherry">Cherry</a>

Then on desc.html
You have to add name anchors before each descriptions
<a name="cherry">
"Candles that smell like cherry"<br>
<a name="otherscent">
"Other Desc"<br>

That creats an anchor on the page, when someone clicks the link, it will load that page, and go to whatever the name of the anchor is after the # (That is is there is an anchor with that name, otherwise it will load normal)

I hope that makes sense, and helps.

KJay_23
01-05-2006, 09:26 PM
This is my first attempt at web page design, and I'm a total idiot on the coding thing. (lol)

If I can't find an anchor type of option with the hyperlink, if I do the html box and type in the coding, will it do the trick?

Also, do I have to add the complete description for each scent, as well as the scent name, in order for it to load properly? (Some of the descriptions tend to be long... is there a character limit for the codes?)

Sorry for the dumb questions, and thank you for the help... I appreciate it! :)

Kellie

Pablo
01-06-2006, 07:08 PM
In BlueVoda anchors are called bookmarks.

Description
Text and images can be set as bookmarks (also called "anchors") that can be linked to within a page. For example, if a page has seveeral new items, the news titles for each item can be set as bookmarks and a row of links can be added to the top of the page that will each skip down to those bookmarked sections. This method of using bookmarks allows visitors to your site to quickly access information by not having to scroll down the page to view the information they want.

You can create a Bookmark by using the Bookmark tool from the Insert menu and place it anywhere in the page. Make sure you give the bookmark an unique name. Once you have placed the bookmark icon on your page, it can be selected from the Bookmark dropdown list

KJay_23
01-17-2006, 05:17 PM
Thank you so much Pablo - I'll try that! :)

I hope you don't mind if I ask more questions as I'm working on it... I'm very new to this, and don't mind admitting that I honestly have no idea what I'm doing... but I'm learning! lol

Thanks again!
Kellie

KJay_23
01-17-2006, 05:26 PM
Ok Pablo, here's another question (Yes, already! lol)

I think I understand the proccess of linking (using the bookmark) items on the same page, but can you link items on one page, to items on another page, by using the bookmark process? (I'm using BlueVoda)

If you got to http://www.ccabincandles.com and click on the "scents" button on the left, you'll go to our scents by category page. I already have it setup so that you can click on the scent names, and it will take you to our scent descriptions page, but I would like to have it setup so that when you click on a scent name on the category page, it will take you directly to the same scent on the description page. Does that make sense?

I've seen other sites do something similar, but have absolutely no clue how to go about doing it on our site. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help! :)
Kellie

KJay_23
02-17-2006, 07:36 PM
In case anyone new to BV is interested in this topic, I thought I would post what I’ve found…

When Hyperlinking text on page “A” to a specific area on page “B”, I’ve found it’s easiest to start with creating your Bookmarks on page “B”.

To do this, simply click on the Drop Down list titled “Insert”, and click on “Bookmark”.

Move your Bookmark to the area on page “B” that you want to link to. Please make sure that your Bookmark isn’t covered up by anything because it may not work.

When you have your Bookmark positioned, double click on it.

You should now see a box called “Bookmark Properties”, and an area that says “Bookmark Name”. Type in the name of your bookmark, using all lower case letters. (If your Bookmark name is longer than one word, separate the words with an underscore instead of a space. i.e. page_b)

Keep in mind, each Bookmark has its own URL, so remember what you’ve named each one - you’ll need this later. (I had over 300 of them to create, so I found it helpful to write them down to use for reference.)

For more information on creating Bookmarks, please browse through the other threads because there is a lot of useful information in this forum.

Now, go to your page “A” and highlight the text you want to hyperlink to page “B”.

Once your text is highlighted, go to the buttons at the top of BV and click on the Hyperlink button. (On my screen, it says “Link” when the arrow is on it)

That should bring up a box called “Insert Hyperlink”.

Leave the Link Type as http:, and go down to the next line where it says “URL:”.

Here is an important step in making sure your Hyperlink connects successfully to your Bookmark on page "B". As I stated earlier, each Bookmark has its own URL, and this is where you’ll use it.

When Typing in the URL, it should look like this:
http://www.yourdomain.com/page_b.html#bookmark1

Where it says “yourdomain”, insert your domain name. “page_b” should be replaced with the page you’re linking to, and “bookmark1” should be replaced with the name of your Bookmark on Page “B”.

Make sure you save your work on both pages, and publish.

For more information on creating Hyperlinks, please go to http://www.vodahost.com/DemoDemo/bvt/custom_bluevoda_hyperlink.htm (http://www.vodahost.com/DemoDemo/bvt/custom_bluevoda_hyperlink.htm) and keep browsing through this forum.

I hope this information helps! :)

Kellie

navaldesign
02-17-2006, 07:57 PM
Please also have a look at http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/bluevoda-tips-tricks-shortcuts/4097-bookmarks-between-pages.html