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!!
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
your hack does not work as of 4/2017
AdminSivan (Product Team, Webydo) commented
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.
Rollite Blinds commented
Is there any simpler solution to the problem yet?
God! We need this feature. Going to try your workaround however I feel a migraine coming on ....
Yes, this would be fantastic!
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.
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.