Hyperlinks/Email Links

Before we show you how to insert a hyperlink, you should first be aware of the basic types of hyperlinks generally used on web pages.

  • External Hyperlink – An External Hyperlink is used to link to any page that is not within your department. These types of links should be used for linking to other departments, and external sites..

  • Internal Hyperlink – Internal hyperlinks are used to link to pages within your department. The internal linking tool allows the system to keep track of the links and will help prevent broken links.

  • Anchor Hyperlink – An anchor hyperlink, in terms of Terminal Four, allows you to link from one location on a web page directly to another location on that same web page. This allows you to create web pages with a lot of content that users can access quickly. A great example of this is an FAQ page. The questions might have anchor links to their answers.

  • Mailto Hyperlink - A Mailto hyperlink is a link that, when clicked, will launch a users default email protocol to send and email and fill in the "To" feild with the desired email of your choosing.

1. To insert a hyperlink to a site, first login to Terminal Four’s direct edit view on the site on which you wish to add a hyperlink/Email link.

2. Once logged in, hover your mouse over the content to which you wish to add a hyperlink to and click “Modify”.


3. Now, within the content, highlight the text which you wish to make into a hyperlink, from here you can click on either the “Insert/edit Link” option, or the “Insert section link” option, or the “Insert/edit Anchor link” option.


a. Insert/Edit Link option (furthest to the right)  The external link button in the body content editor in terminal 4 v. 7.4  – when you click the insert/edit link button you will be greeted by this window.


 The insert external link window in terminal 4 v. 7.4


i. Enter the URL (web address) for the link you want to create and click “Insert”.


ii.      For an Email/Mailto link, Follow the same steps for an external link then enter an email address in the “Link URL” section instead of a URL and you will receive a box like this. 


iii. Click “OK”.

b. Inserting a Section Link (center most link) The section link button on the body content editor in temrinal 4 v. 7.4  – When you click the insert section link button you will see this window.


i. Click on a site that you wish to create a hyperlink to and the link will be created.


c. Insert/edit Anchor Link (furthest to the left)   - when you click the insert/edit Anchor link button you will see this window.

The insert an anchor link window in terminal 4 v. 7.4 


i. The first step of and anchor link is to create the anchor. The anchor is the destination for the anchor link, which means when the user clicks the anchor link, they will be taken to the anchor lower or higher on the page. Give a meaningful name to the Anchor and click insert. You will notice a little Anchor The anchor icon that shows that an anchor has been created in terminal 4 v. 7.4 symbol next to the phrase you linked.



ii. Now we will create the text that users will click in order to jump to the “anchor” that we have created. Highlight the text you wish to transform into a link and click the “insert/edit link” button  The external link button in the body content editor in terminal 4 v. 7.4 .


iii. instead of entering a URL simply click the drop down arrow under the “Anchors” section and select the anchor you wish to use and click insert.


4. When you are done making changes be sure to Approve Changes to make sure it updates on the actual site.