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Anchor problem

Forums: Questions and Answers About Building Your Site
Created on: 05/26/10 02:03 PM Views: 1372 Replies: 11
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM

I have tried to follow the directions in previous posts but something is missing (and I am sure it is something in my brain). I am trying to set up a link to the playlist at the bottom of my homepage to the top so we don't have to scroll down.
Got the link set at the bottom, but when I try to attach it to the music bar at the top (which is in an announcement), the link (named "player") does not show up in the drop down list. I am sure I am missing something simple. Help?

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 3:45 PM - Response #1

Please see this thread and see if this solves your problem.


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 3:55 PM - Response #2

Tried to follow that link.
understand this part:
"First, at the bottom of your page where you want the anchor, click the anchor icon and then give the anchor a name, such as "nomaplesyruphere"."
Seem to be missing something in this part:
"Now you need to make a link to that anchor from the top of your page. You can click on an image and make a link, or you can use a text based link. In either case, click the chain link icon to make your link, and in the link box type in the name of your anchor with a pound sign before it. I.E.:"
When I click on my object at the top of the page to link to, I don't get the name of the link ("player") in the drop down box and can't type anything in.
I need "dummy" instructions!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4:40 PM - Response #3

I see you have already set up the anchor tag on the page. Now you simply need to add your link at the top. This can be a text link, or an image. Select either text or an image, click on the Link icon in the editor (Globe with chain link on top), under link type, choose Link to anchor in the text. ... this will allow you to choose from a list and in your case it is called player.

This should work for you!


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM - Response #4

I can get all the way to "select anchor in text" and then there is nothing there to choose from the drop down list! The "player" is not there, there are no options, just a blank. Argh!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM - Response #5

Since your ANNOUNCEMENT that you want the link in can only be edited while in a separate editor, it will not know about the ANCHOR you have inserted on the home page. So what you need to do is trick it. Here is how to do it:

Since your music is on your home page, Edit Home Page content. Type "Click Here to adjust music" and then select the text and choose Insert/Edit Link. Now for the link type of "Link to ANCHOR in text" and select the anchor. It should show up because it is in the same page that you are editing. Click OK to insert the link.

Now, SELECT the text and link that was just inserted and click CUT to remove it from this section of your home page. you don't need to save your home page content unless you want to because nothing really changed.

Now edit the announcement you want the link in and paste it. If you wanted a GRAPHIC instead of the text, go ahead in insert the graphic between the link and then delete the text.


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM - Response #6

FINALLY got it! Thanks putting the instructions in simple terms for the simple minded!
I assume I would just reverse the process to have a link to take you from the bottom of the page back to the top?
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7:50 PM - Response #7

Great work-around, Kyle!Exclamation

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 9:16 PM - Response #8

Any chance of having a new topic line in the Forums called "Instructions for Idiots"?

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM - Response #9

Stay tuned for the long awaited return of the screen help videos. Smile


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:09 PM - Response #10

Barbara Allen wrote:

Any chance of having a new topic line in the Forums called "Instructions for Idiots"?

Brad and team would never use such language, Barbara... He's already thinking of something like "Instructions for Non-Geeks".

Or "Instructions for people who've been pushed into the role of reunion webmaster with few instructions other than It better be damn good!" Rolling Eyes

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:17 PM - Response #11

I'll vote for that last one!Very Happy

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