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When writing content on the web, it's natural to link to other content that you've written. If you have two similar articles, linking them to each other helps your readers find potentially more content on your site that they would like to read. This article doesn't need too much of an introduction, it's a basic concept, so let's get right into the training!

How to create a link to another article in Joomla 3.0

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 Dashboard
  2. Open the Article that you want to place the link into

    In the top menu, click Content and then click Article Manager
    In the list of articles on the page, click the article you want to edit.
  3. Within the article editor, click to place the cursor where you want the link to be added
  4. click-article-to-add-a-linkUnder the editor, click the Article button (refer to the screenshot to the right)
  5. Another window will open. Find the article you want to link to, and click on it.
  6. Joomla will insert a link to the article, and the anchor text (the actual text of the link) will be the article's title. Most likely you'll want to change this, and you can do this by simply changing the text within the editor.

    When finished, click the Save button at the top left of the page.
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n/a Points
2018-05-09 12:13 pm

Tried your steps........does not fly!  I can click on the Article button, and the window opens, but when I click on the article I want to link to nothing happens.  Got any better ideas?

41,747 Points
2018-05-09 1:23 pm
Not sure why you're having the problem as we cannot duplicate the issue. We work in Joomla! for the support center and it works for us. You can always just HTML then add the link in the article like this:

<a href="" target="_blank">Your text that will be linked</a>

If you're continuing to have problems using Joomla then you may want to seek assistance with their support forums or with a developer who is familiar with its use.

2016-12-29 2:15 am
n/a Points
2014-12-05 5:35 am

I can get the article link to display the correct info but the module assigned to the home page is also appearing on this page.

31,093 Points
2014-12-05 11:26 am
Hello sanjay,

Thank you for contacting us today. When you say the module is appearing, do you mean the Module title?

For example, you can hide a module title in Joomla 3.

If this doesn't answer your question, please provide more details on what you are trying to accomplish. Links to the problem you are having will also help.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2014-10-15 12:43 pm

Thanks so much for this clue..... pls i will like to add a button to my article that will enable my user to browse for files such as (doc, xls, pdf etc) and at the administrator end, will be able to pull or view the uploaded file from the user's end. Thanks in advance

41,747 Points
2014-10-15 1:46 pm
Hello Folag,

Thanks for the question. The article that is related to this post does not give you the functionality that you're seeking. You will need to seek an extension or custom programming to meet your needs. For example, you may want to look at this third party extension that adds some file management capability to Joomla.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-08-14 9:30 am
This article is perfection. Do not change it in any way! I had found another way using the article id, but this recent one, it kept breaking. I found this article and it saved the day.
n/a Points
2014-06-29 4:17 pm

Hi....I just recreated my local site in Joomla 3.3.1 and am having the same trouble as flintstone.  I can get the article link to display the correct info but the module assigned to the home page is also appearing on this page.  This did not happen in J2.5.  Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks for your help!

5,399 Points
2014-06-30 8:28 am
Hi Sue,

This article is about how to link to another article when writing an article. Based on your comment, it sounds like you're doing something a bit different.

<strong>Can you give us a few more details about exactly what's happening?</strong>

For example, are you <a href='/support/edu/joomla-25/menus/how-to-link-to-an-article-in-a-menu' target='_blank'>linking to an article from a module</a>, but having a problem doing that? Is a module showing up on a page that it isn't?

If you can provide more detail, I'd be happy to assist further!
n/a Points
2014-06-30 1:05 pm

Thanks, Brad, for responding so quick!  To answer your question, I was linking from an article to another article...not a module.  And I just found a resolution when searching for answers to another problem! 

In Joomla 3.3.1, I followed the above instructions to create the link.  When I toggled to look at the code generated, the Home Page menu ID was inserted into the "a href" tag.  Since my home page had a module in it, it kept bringing up that module when displaying the linked article.  To fix, I just changed the menu ID in the tag to the menu ID that the original article was using.  Now the link displays just the article.

This did not happen in Joomla 2.5.  Same setup, same link....the menu ID did not appear at all in the "a href" tag.

Hope this helps someone else if they encounter the problem.


n/a Points
2014-06-18 10:34 am

Thanks alot 

41,747 Points
2013-09-13 2:18 pm
Hello Flintstone,

Thanks for the feedback and sorry to hear you've had problems with the linking. With Joomla 3.x, I have found that you can use "a href" tag to link to the article as long as you know the URL of the published Joomla article. You can also create anchor tags in code (or with the editor if you're using an editor in Joomla) to reference a specific area within your article.

I hope that helps to clarify and resolve your issue! Please let us know if you have any further questions or comments.

Arnel C.
2013-09-11 9:14 am
I've used the process described in this article. Now some of the URLs obtained this way (accessible via the link created by Joomla), include Itemids while some of them don't. The problem is when you click on the links with Itemid (in the front end), Joomla will display the modules assigned only to the home page, instead of the contents of the linked page.

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