How to Hyperlink Slides and Layers

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Hyperlink a slide or layer to another page in your site, an external website, or link to another slide within the slider.
For this article, hyperlinking a "Slide" means to hyperlink the entire slide (including the main background image). Hyperlinking a "Layer" means to hyperlink additional slide content such as text or a smaller image.

1. Link the entire slide

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1.1 Link the entire slide to another page within your site or an external website
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1. Enable Link

Options are “Enable” (add a link to the entire slide), and “Disable” (no master slide link).

2.1 Link Type: Regular
Slide Link

Add a url to one of your site’s pages or an external website.

  • Special Note
    Type in  {{link}}  as shown below to automatically link to original pages for special content sliders such as post-based sliders, Twitter, etc.
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Link Target

Options are “Same Window” or “New Window” (i.e. new tab).

Link Sensibility

Front:

Slide’s hyperlink will be placed on top of the slide’s content layers (only a good option when additional content layers are not hyperlinked).

Back:

Slide’s hyperlink will be placed behind the slide’s content layers, allowing for additional hyperlinked content layers.

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2.2 Link Type: To Slide
Link To Slide

Options are “Next Slide”, “Previous Slide” or a specific slide number.

You can also choose “Scroll Below Slider”, which will scroll the page to additional content beneath the slider when the slide is clicked.

Link Sensibility

Back:

Slide’s hyperlink will be placed behind the slide’s content layers, allowing for additional hyperlinked content layers.

Front:

Slide’s hyperlink will be placed on top of the slide’s content layers (only a good option when additional content layers are not hyperlinked).

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2. Link a Layer

First, add a Layer to the slider:

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2.1 Link the Layer to another page within your site or link to an external website
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  • Special Note
    Type in  {{link}}  as shown below to automatically link to original pages for special content sliders such as post-based sliders, Twitter, etc.
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2.2 Link the Layer to another slide within the current slider

With the Layer selected, click the “Actions” tab, and add a “Jump to Slide” Action.  Documentation Reference

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4. Link to a specific slide within the slider from an external page

Often referred to as “deep-linking”, if you wanted to share a link to your web page with someone, and wanted a specific slide to load as soon as the person visits the page, you can use the following hyperlink format:

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http://www.yoursite.com/some-page/#slide3

In the above url example, adding “#slide3” to the end of the url will load the 3rd slide from the page’s slider when the user visits your web page.