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Url Field


The URL Field provides a URL link to another document. If you would prefer to use an anchor tag such as <a href="/url">Explantory Text</a> use a text field.

Field Creation

Special options within this field are:

  • Schemes The allowed schemes are HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, MAILTO, URL and FILE. All are allowed by default. Any selected in the list are allowed while those not selected are disallowed. This is evident during data entry: when an unselected type is entered, for example http://, there is an error message and the field is not saved.
  • Relative Use this option to determine whether or not relative URLs are allowed.
  • Show URL If set to No, on Article display the URL is replaced with the words Visit Site.

Data Entry

Simple: just enter a dsetination URL.

Data Display

The following Site screenshot shows the field displayed in an article. The option Automatic display is responsible for the position of the field and your template is responsible for the design of the field.

Look for the Further Information item.

Display of all fields

The URL follows the field Label. The destination opens in a new tab or window.