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Anchor links - Enhanced Usability

I think it'd be very useful if You could use Anchor links as a main menu functionality. What I mean by this is say you have a big scrolling homepage, but you want to link to a separate page for a contact us, and another page for a shopping cart. Or a Blog for example. Then if you are using Anchor links for the main menu, as soon as you click off to a different page, the links stop working. Currently they are designed to only work on the page the links are. It'd be AMAZING, if the links could work across all pages.

Say About us is on the main page, and you go to blog. You click about us after you are done with the blog, and the link first takes you to the main page, and then scrolls down to where about us is located.

It'd add so much usability and is a feature already included in other designers such as wix. Thanks!!
-Nathan-

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    Nathan Vogele shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Ella responded  · 

    Hi Nathan,

    Great thinking! Lets hear from the rest of our community, and prioritise the development of a designated feature according to it. In the meantime, you can achieve this functionality using a simple hack:

    Step 1: Publish your site and navigate to the page you’d like to link to

    Step 2: Find the target element you’d like to use as an anchor link and highlight it

    Step 4: Right-click your mouse and select “Inspect Elements” (Chrome & Firefox) and find the element name (div ID), separated by quotation marks from the code. A typical name would be innerImage45__Image45, innerText32__Text32 etc.

    Step 4: Create a new Url combining the page full URL followed by # and the div ID. A typical URL would be http://domainname.com/#innerImage62__Image62

    Step 5: Add link to your menu, define it as “External Link” and link it to the URL you have created

    If you need any further assistance applying this workaround, don’t hesitate to contact us here: http://www.webydo.com/support-contact.html

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      • AdminSivan (Product Team, Webydo) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi everyone,
        We wanted to let you know that we are looking into this idea as part of reimagining the Menu Element. We can't guarantee a development like this anytime soon, but is it being looked on and you will be updated as soon as we have something.

      • Yola commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        God! We need this feature. Going to try your workaround however I feel a migraine coming on ....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ditto... We're struggling to figure out a work-around solution to this problem.

        If you've designed a scrolling website/homepage which has other pages to expand content sections, and your primary navigation has both anchor links and links to other pages... you get lost in having the ability to link back to those anchor links on the homepage in any subsequent secondary page within your website.

        No elegant solution. Trying to cobble together a hackneyed approach, which is becoming frustrating.

      • Info commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to have the possibility of creating Anchor-links inside the Menu to Anchors on any-other-page.
        And for a better overview it would also be nice to be able to change all the names in the layers palette.

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