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Quick Links Tool

The Quick Links tool is a right side tool that displays links in either a dropdown list or expand/contract format. When the links are selected, they can open in either the existing window or in a new window. 

Access the Right Side Bar

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In the CMS4Schools Main Website Administration Navigation Builder click on the Right content link of the page where the Announcements Tool will be displayed.

Note: If no Right Side tools are used, the Main Body will use the full width of the page except for the left side navigation links. When tools are added to the Right Side, all tools in the Main Body will automatically resize to optimally fit the smaller width of the Main Body area.

Add the Quick Links Tool

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  1. Add Tool to Right Side: Select Quick Links from the list
  2. After: Choose the position of the tool. The default is at the bottom of the page. The first tool added will only have the "Place at top of page" option. When there is more than one tool, select the item you want to add the tool after.
  3. Select Add to open the Quick Links screen

Quick Links Tool Properties

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  1. Type: Choose the format in which the links should display.
  2. Title: Enter a title if the title should be something other than "Quick Links."

Select the Update button to save the properties and add the Quick Links tool to the page.

Quick Links Tool Options

Adding a Heading, Changing the Display Type and Adding Links

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  1. edit: Add/edit/remove tool heading, change tool status to inactive/active, or schedule a status change.
  2. Add Link: Opens the Add Link screen allowing you to add a new link to the tool. See the Add Link section below for more details.
  3. Quick Link Properties: Opens the Quick Links screen allowing you to update the display type or the title.
  4. Link/Web Address: Displays the link name and the associated hyperlink. You can select the hyperlink from here to preview the page that will open.
  5. Opens In: Indicates if the link will open in the Existing Browser Window or in a New Browser Window.
  6. Update: Opens the Update Link screen, allow you to update all the link properties.
  7. Delete: Delete the selected link.
  8. Change Position: Change the position of the tool on the current page
  9. Move: Change the location of this tool to another page by selecting the desired category and page 
  10. Preview: Opens a new tab to preview the page
  11. Delete: Deletes the tool from the page

Add Link

In the Quick Links tool, select Add Link to open the Add Link screen.

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  1. Position After: Choose the location of the link by selecting the link you would like the new link to be placed after. The default is at the bottom of the list. The first tool added will only have the "Place at top" option. 
  2. Link Name: Enter the name of the link. This will be the text that is linked.
  3. Web Address: Paste in the URL of the page to open when the link is selected.
  4. Opens In: Choose to have the linked web page open in the existing browser window or in a new one. We recommend opening any external sites in a new browser window.

Add to create the new link.

Quick Links Tool Display

  1. Dropdown Box Display
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  2. Expand/Contract Link
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