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Overview

The Anchor facility provides a way to create links to specific sections of the site. For each link, there are two steps:

  1. Add an Anchor using the Anchor User Item or the Anchor Text Code.
  2. Add one or more links to the anchor location using the Anchor Link User Item or the Anchor Link Text Code.

Anchor Name

A key component of an Anchor is the Anchor Name. The Anchor Name is the identifier that enables the Anchor Link User Item or the Anchor Link Text Code to find the location of the anchor.

You may use letters, digits, or the period, dash, or underscore characters in the Anchor Name. Examples:

  • john-smith-immigration
  • village-history
  • trip-to-canada-1

Anchor Names must be unique within your site. If you use two or more Anchor User Items with the same Anchor Name, GedSite will process only the first one that it finds.

Dropping an Anchor

Anchor User Item

Add an Anchor User Item just above the location of the content that is the target of the link. The Anchor does not create any visible output.

Here is an example where we add an anchor above a Text User Item named "John Smith's Immigration Ordeal".

First, create an Anchor item. We'll use the Anchor Name, "john-smith-immigration".

screenshot of Anchor Item

We add the Anchor above the content that is the target of the links we will create later. If the Anchor is not the correct location, use the arrows below the list to move it.

screenshot of Page Item showing Anchor and Text items

In the example above, a link to the Anchor is also a link to the page because the Anchor is at the top of the page content. In the following example, the Anchor is still above the Text User Item for "John Smith's Immigration Ordeal", but that text is later on the page, and the browser window may have to be scrolled to see that part of the content.

screenshot of Page Item showing several content items

Anchor Text Code

You may define an Anchor using the Anchor Text Code. For details, see the Anchor Text Code help page.

Link to an Anchor

There are two ways to create a link to an Anchor.

  1. You may add an Anchor Link item. An Anchor Link item is similar to a Link item. You may add the Anchor Link to the current page, to one of the site menus, or both.
  2. You may add an Anchor Link Text Code to create a link to the Anchor in a Text User Item.

Anchor Link User Item

Here is an example of using an Anchor Link User Item.

First, add an Anchor Link User Item.

screenshot of Anchor Link User Item

The Title text can be anything you want, but the Anchor Name value must match the Anchor Name of one of your Anchors.

Here is the Anchor Link User Item positioned after a Text User Item.

screenshot of Anchor Link User Item

Here is the output produced by the User Items above:

screenshot of output of Anchor Link User Item

Anchor Link Text Code

Here is an example of using an Anchor Link Text Code.

First, edit the Text User Item where you want to add the link. Add the Anchor Link Text Code following the instructions on that help page.

screenshot of Anchor Link Text Code

The text can be anything you want, but the Anchor Name value must match the Anchor Name of one of your Anchors.

Here is the output produced by the Anchor Link Text Code above:

screenshot of output of Anchor Link Text Code
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