What module would you use for linking to outside URL's or to other pages on the website?

Root Folder > DNN (DotNetNuke) > DNN General Questions
Links Module



Adding the Module:
  • Roll cursor over Module to show drop-down menu
  • Select Links
  • Title Module
  • Select Pane
  • Add Module


Configure the Module:
  • Click on the 'Settings' icon
  • Click on the 'Links Settings' tab




Notice the Different Options available from the 'Module Mode':
  • Link - Select 'Link' if you plan on linking to outside URL's, pages on your website, or documents
  • Menu - Select 'Menu' if you plan on using the Links module as a menu for your 'Parent' page for the 'Child' pages
  • Folder - Select 'Folder' if you have a folder set up for all users to view all documents within the folder
  • Friends - This is unavailable at this time


Link Module as Links to outside URL's



*Select Link
  • Click 'Update'
  • The user is now ready to add links, click 'Add Link'


Creating an External Resource Link:
  • Select 'URL" (links to an external resource)
  • Title the link, example shows 'Funbrain'
  • Add the URL in the 'Link' area
  • Optional:  Check Track Number of Times Link is Clicked
  • Optional:  Check Open Link in New Browser Window
  • Optional:  Add Description
  • Add View Order once the user has more than one link
  • Click 'Update'


Creating a Document Link:

  • Click ‘File’
  • Find your File under ‘File Location’
  • Click to Upload New File (rec. to convert to PDF)
  •  Browse Computer and Choose the file
  • Click ‘Upload’
  • Optional:  Check Track Number of Times Link is Clicked
  • Optional:  Check Open Link in New Browser Window
  • Optional:  Add Description
  • Add View Order once the user has more than one link
  • Update




Links as a Menu:



Re-Configure the Module for a Menu:

  •  Click on the ‘Settings’ icon.
  • Click on the ‘Links Settings’ tab
  • Select ‘Menu’
  •  From drop-down behind ‘Menu’ select the ‘Parent Page’ the menu should pull the ‘Child Pages’ from
  • Click ‘Update’ 



Links Module as a Folder:




Re-Configure the Module for a Folder:

  • Click on the ‘Settings’ icon.
  • Click on the ‘Links Settings’ tab
  •  Select ‘Folder’ (everything in this folder will be viewable by the public)
  •  From drop-down behind ‘Folder’ select the folder for display
  • Click ‘Update’