changing the link in page heading to other than index page

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Hi there!
I'm relatively new to this and I only noticed today that the page heading is a link back to the home/index page. Is there any way to change that?
E.g. is there a way on my site to have that link on the sub pages refer back to the menu page it came from?
On my page, for example - can the link in a story page go back to 'short stories' instead of 'index'? If so, how do I do that?
www.auroracborealis.com

Thanks!
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Aurora C.

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Hi Aurora,

There isn't a way to change the page heading link aside from deleting the text itself (click on it, delete it and enter a space so that it appears blank).

You can create links at the top of your page to subpages using the link editor in the text widget. If you'd like to move it higher, click on the Properties tab on the right and edit the margins with positive and negative numbers (eg. 30 or -30).

Here's how to add links to your page:
1. Drag and drop a text widget onto your page.
2. In the text widget type the words that you want people to click on (this is your link text).
3. Highlight the link text and then click on the link button (it's the 10th button from the left in the text editing tool bar, and looks like the link in a chain).
4. A link editor dialogue box will open up and you will be given 4 options. You can link to an email address, an external URL, a page on your own site or a file on your computer.
5. Click on and edit the option appropriate for you.

You will then have a link on your page. To check that your link is working preview your page and then click on the link.

This is a brief explanation of how to add links, we have written a tutorial that shows the process in more detail: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/c...
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Thanks for your answer. And sorry for the late response! It's not quite the answer I was hoping for, I have to say. I suppose I might just have to go with the links on the page itself instead.
However, it WOULD be nice if by any chance, sometime in the future it were made possible to change the link in the page header itself :)

Thanks
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One of the things Google looks at on a site are internal links with your home page being like an anchor...So in the aspect of how Google views you internal links back to your home page are a positive.
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Hello Aurora,

I have created the same environment as you describe:

There are 4 main categories and each of these has from two to four sub cats with an option within each of the subcategories to return to the category page. In any of the category pages only have I created a link button to the Index page.

The process I used was to remove all pages from the main menu. I then created specific menus for each of the categories and inserted them in appropriate pages.

The outcome:
On startup only does the Index page open. From hereon navigation is made via the implanted menus inserted in pages as described and these generally take you back to the category heading. From the category headings it's possible to make your way to the Index page..

I did this because there is an initial need to select a language and I didn't want the reader to have to return to this selection everytime they performed a return action.

Good luck and I am happy to lead you further if there is anything unclear.