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Link to files or text within your site

You can link to files or different parts of your site so that people can find information easily.

This article is for the classic Google Sites (no “Publish” button at the top right). Get help for the new Google Sites.

Link to files on your site

  1. Open your website in Google Sites.
  2. In the top right, click More actions More actions.
  3. Click Manage Site and then click Attachments.
  4. Next to the file, right-click on View or Download. Then, select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Address:
    • View: Choose this option if you want people to see the file in a new window.
    • Download: Choose this option if you want people to download a copy of the file on their computer.
  5. Go to the page where you want to put the link and click Edit Edit.
  6. Select the text you want to link and click Link Link and then Web address.
  7. Under "Link to this URL," paste the copied link and click Ok and then Save.

Link to a section on your site

If you want to link to a part of your page that isn't a header, you can add anchor links to your page.

  1. Open your website in Google Sites.
  2. Go to the page that has the text you want to link and click Edit Edit and then <HTML>.
  3. Add an anchor link to your text like <a name="AnchorName"> This is my text </a>. Replace "AnchorName" with a name for the link.
  4. Click Update and then Save.

Check to see if your anchor link works

  1. In your address bar, add # and the name of the text link to the end of your page's URL and press Enter. For example, https://sites.google.com/site/mysite#AnchorName. If it works, copy the URL from the address bar.
  2. Go to the page where you want to put the link and click Edit Edit.
  3. Select the text you want to link and click Link Link and then Web address.
  4. Under "Link to this URL," paste the copied URL.
  5. Click Ok and then Save.

Note: If you want to link to parts of the same page, add a table of contents.

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