Internal hyperlinks

Before we get into creating an internal hyperlink, let's look at the difference between an internal hyperlink and an external hyperlink:

Internal hyperlinks

Internal hyperlinks are used to create links to pages or documents within the same site (i.e. PDF documents).


  • You will note when creating an internal hyperlink, there is no "internal" class selection.
  • To link to a PDF document, it must already be uploaded to your site's docs folder which is in the assets folder. Remember, when creating a link to a PDF document, select the "PDF" class. This will put a document icon next to the link.

External hyperlinks

External hyperlinks are used to create links to pages that exist on external websites or other UVic sites.


  • When creating external hyperlinks, remember to select the "external" class. This will put an icon next to the link that looks like an arrow bouncing off a page.
  • The URL for the link should include the full "https://".

To create an internal hyperlink:

  1. Navigate to the desired page and click on Edit.
  2. Select and highlight the text you wish to hyperlink.

    select text to hyperlink
  3. Click on the chain link icon.

    click chain icon

  4. Leave Internal selected and click on Choose File, Page, or Link to link to a page.

    leave internal select and choose file
  5. Click on Browse and navigate to find the page in your site.
    click on browse
  6. Once you have located the page, click on the radio button beside it to select.

    select page you wish to link to
  7. Then click on Choose.

    click on choose
  8. And click Ok.

    click ok