Part 3: HTML Module 'Hyperlinks & Document Manager'

Part 3:  HTML Module 'Hyperlinks & Documents Manager' (DNN for Beginners)


Making an Image or Text an Active Link (Hyperlink)
  • Highlight the image or text in the Rich Text Editor
  • Click the Hyperlink icon

  • To link to another page within the site, in the Page box select the page you want to link to from the drop-down list
  • To link to an external URL, in the URL box, enter the full address of the website to link to
  • Click 'OK'

Inserting an email link

  • Select the text, or image, to be set as the email link
  • Click the Hyperlink Manager icon
  • Select the E-Mail tab
  • in the address box type in the valid e-mail address
  • Optional subject box
  • Click 'OK'

Adding Documents

To use a document, it has to be uploaded to the site. HTML module allows links to documents by text, images, or by creating a link from the file name of the document.

  • In the Rich Text Editor, position the cursor where you want to insert the document, or select the text or image for the link source. (Note: if you do not select anything, the file name will be displayed as the link source)

  • Click the 'Insert Media' either icon 

  • Click 'Document Manager' from the first icon only. The second icon will automatically open the “Document Manager.”


  • If the document has already been loaded, double click the folder that contains the document
  • Click on the document
  • To upload the document to the website, double click the folder where it is to be saved
  • Click 'Upload' in the toolbar

  • Click 'Select' to browse for the file. You can select multiple files by clicking another 'Select' button.
  • Click 'Overwrite' if this is replacing a file.
  • Click 'Upload'
  • To display the document in a new window, in the 'Target Box' select 'New Window”'
  • Apply a brief description to be viewed when users hover over the link.
  • Tooltip box, type a description
  • Click 'Insert'

More information can be found on TechHub and HTML Module 'Tables'

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