To help manage the formatting and behaviour of external links, we've added an easily configurable set of tickbox options to Council Platform.
The options are as follows:
- Add an icon to the end of external links
- Add an icon to the end of email links
- Add an icon to image links
- Change it so icons are placed at the beginning of links
- Whether links to a subdomain should be treated as external links
- Open external links in a new window or tab
- Whether to avoid forcing specially labelled links to open in a new window or tab
- Hide your information from the destination the link takes you to
- Make search engines ignore external links
- Make specially labelled links visible to search engines
- Display a popup message if an external link is clicked
This helps with usability and allows you to get your site just the way you want it.