17 May 2012
Posted by Jennifer Angell
If you are creating a hyperlink within your press release body or some other content, you have control over whether the hyperlink launches the user into a new window/tab or relocates their current browser window to the new location.  Why does it matter…or more importantly, why should you care?  If a user clicks on a link you’ve added in the content that takes them to another website, they are forced to click their back button to return.  Don’t make it difficult on your user to get back to your newsroom.  Instead, pop that website up in a new window so they can peruse that page without losing track of the newsroom.  It should be a best practice you implement to always pop a hyperlink pointing to another website or a document into a new window.  Here’s how to do just that:
  1. Within the content editor, highlight the word or phrase you wish to hyperlink.
  2. Click the hyperlink icon in the editor’s toolbar 
  3. Paste your URL into the URL input box.
  4. Click onto the next tab titled "Target"
  5. Select “New Window” from the first dropdown to indicate you’d like the link to pop up into a new window when clicked.
  6. Click the OK button.  This will close the Link Popup Wizard and return you back to the editor.  Your text should now be hyperlinked.
I'm reaching for my "That was Easy" button.  For other great tips and a more in-depth read about the editor, check out the "Mastering the Editor" tutorial.

Instructions given here represent the most current online newsroom platform brought to you TEKGROUP. If your newsroom is not an exact representation of what I’ve described, perhaps it’s time to think about upgrading. See your Client Service Manager for any questions about this post and/or upgrading today!
Jennifer Angell
Client Service Manager
TEKGROUP International

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