External Link-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

External Link

An external link goes to a website that is external to your website (including other CMU-affiliated websites).

External Link

    1. Select the folder where the external link should reside, usually your main website folder.
    2. Select New > Default > External Link from the main menu.
    3. Complete the fields as follows:
      • System Name: A relevant name to the external link (all lowercase letters, no spaces, hyphens between words). See system names.
      • Title: Text as it should appear in the left navigation
      • Link: The full URL of the external link including the http://
    4. By default, the external link will be a primary navigation item. To change this to secondary navigation, click Metadata.
    5. Select Secondary Navigation from the drop-down.
    6. Click Submit.

See Reorder Left Navigation to change the order placement of the external link.