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The "External Link Component" is a special case component. It is not a component that is inserted into a web page, it is placed within the CMS Tree. It is designed to display links in the accordion navigation (and other navigation) throughout the web site.
When a your web site is published any user can click on an external link in the accordion navigation and they will be sent to the web page you designate them to go.
Link Text: This text should be the name of the link to the external web page.
External Link: This is where you put the URL (web address) to the page you want to link to.
It is best practice to place "http://" or "https://" before the web address name.
Open in new window: Enable to open the wep page in a new window.