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Can you please tell me if it is possible to add links to my site, that won't take the visitor away from my site, when they click on them
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Hi Hermetist,

Are you referring to a link that opens in either a new tab or window here are the steps:
There is definitely a way to have a link open in a new window, but it means that you need to do a little HTML editing. Here are the steps:

1. Add text using the text widget.
2. Select the text that you want the link and then click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar.
3. Create your link to your chosen URL as normal, click "OK".
4. Then click "HTML" - the last icon on the text editing toolbar.
5. You will see the code that looks like this for your link (I have used the text "Visit Wikipedia to see more information", with the link being on Wikipedia:
Visit Wikipedia to see more information
All you need to do is add in target="blank" as show below:
Visit Wikipedia to see more information
Your link will then open in a new tab or window, depending on what browser your visitor is using.
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Thank you so much for the response but I am still struggling....got as far as step 3...nothing seems to happen when I click HTML...please help!
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Hi Hermetist

Sorry I left out part of a step there, here are the complete instructions:

1. Add text using the text widget.
2. Select the text that you want the link and then click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar.
3. Create your link to your chosen URL as normal, click "OK".
4. Then click "HTML" - the last icon on the text editing toolbar.
5. You will see the code that looks like this for your link (I have used the text "Visit Wikipedia to see more information", with the link being on Wikipedia:
Visit Wikipedia to see more information
All you need to do is add in target="blank" as show below:
Visit Wikipedia to see more information
Your link will then open in a new tab or window, depending on what browser your visitor is using.

Please note: current thinking in web usability circles is that links that open in a new window are a bad idea for a number of reasons. See: Beware of Opening Links in a New Window, for a great article by a leading expert in the field.
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Hi Ollywood...so sorry but perhaps I am a slow learner but I can not see any thing different in your second response but I am still trying...I am now getting as far as the HTML step but don't know where to insert target=blank

Regards...Karen
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ollywood

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Hi Hermtist

Worked out what I was doing wrong there, the example HTML I have been posting is being shown as it would on the web.

So for the steps below please replace the " [ "with a <
And replace " ] " with >

4. Then click "HTML" - the last icon on the text editing toolbar.
5. You will see the code that looks like this for your link (I have used the text "Visit Wikipedia to see more information", with the link being on Wikipedia:
Visit [a href="http://www.wikipedia.org"]Wikipedia[/a] to see more information
All you need to do is add in target="blank" as show below:
Visit [a href="http://www.wikipedia.org" target="blank"]Wikipedia[/a] to see more information[br]

Your link will then open in a new tab or window, depending on what browser your visitor is using.
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Ollywood...THANK YOU... I followed your instructions to the letter and it worked!!!! And for a female over age 50, I am extremely proud of myself lol...job well done by you!!!
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On;y a pleasure although I was only confusing you more in the beginning I think!