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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.