Linking Menu Tabs

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How can I link one of my Menu tabs directly to another website?
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Christian clipart

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Gop

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Hello Christian,

Try adding this to a new menu tab (by adding a new page). Do try this out on a test site first in case it breaks the site.

<a href="http://othersite.com">{Tab name}</a>
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Hello Christian

This time I'll need to contradict Gop – I'm afraid his suggestion won't work because the page creation dialogue box will not allow you to add anything else than alphanumeric characters for the page name.

What you can do:

  1. Create a new page with the name of the site you want to link to.

  2. Drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page.

  3. Paste this tag into the HTML Editor: <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2; url=http://webdesign.about.com">.


Please note:

  • * "2" is how many seconds it waits before it redirects - you can change this number. Since the page will redirect in your Sitebuilder, we recommend using a higher number to ensure that it works correctly as the page may redirect too quickly for you to make changes.

  • * "url" is the URL it redirects to, so, replace the URL in the above tag with the one for the site you want to link to.



After the Sitebuilder has redirected, you will need to go to a different page and back again if you want to catch your original page. Also, if you edit the HTML Widget, the Sitebuilder will redirect while you are in the editor, and when you close the editor, you will not be able to get back to the Sitebuilder without refreshing the whole page in your browser.

If you'd like to change the external URL one day, you will need to delete the whole page by using the Page Manager, and then re-create it and add a new HTML code.
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I meant within the Page Tab facility itself. Apologies Stefan for not making this clear. Further instruction below.
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Danielle Chi

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can you please explain in detail what you mean about going to a different page and back again to to catch the original page?
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Gop

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Hi Christian ,

The solution I gave does work please see http://dumbtabs.yolasite.com as an example of the fix. Click on the Other Site tab and you will be taken directly to the other site.

I have set this up as described:

Go to Page>Page Manager> Select a page then >Edit.
Type in: <a href="http://othersite.com">{Tab name}</a> and Save. (There are many ways to do this but this is probably something that is easiest to understand).

Your right to go.

This was published a little while ago and unfortunately I can't recall the name of the person who posted this solution.

The advantage is that you don't get into a situation where you have a re-direct that locks you out of editing. It doesn't show an interim page but may show a very short transient flicker in the process and the selection is as fast as your internet. You can click on your back arrow in your browser and get back to your original site.

Good luck.