Commands in the Action section

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Commands in the Action section

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You can use the commands in this section to indicate the action to be associated with the link:

WebSite Page

You can create a link to another page in the website. Click on the button to browse the website Map and select the WebSite Page to link to. If you need to, you can also specify the Internal Page Anchor to link to, selecting one from the list of anchors in the page. You can also specify whether the linked page is to be opened in the same window, in a new browser window, in the Showbox or in a popup window. You can set the Size that the ShowBox and popup windows are to have. You can also write a Caption for the ShowBox, which will be displayed at the bottom of it.

Finally, you can specify whether to use a <rel> attribute, and which one, to create the link.

Anchors must have been previously associated with Objects and Rows before they will appear in the Internal Page Anchor list.

You can associate anchors to Objects or Rows by clicking on the button, in Step 4 - Page Creation, as well as in the Row Formats window which you can open by clicking on the  button.

In HTML, rel is an attribute of the <a> tag, that is used to define links. The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked one: it’s used by the search engines, and not by browsers, to obtain further information about the link.

The possible values for the rel attribute are those given in the w3schools reference.

File or URL

You can create a link to an external resource, file or HTML page, that is on your computer or on the Internet. To specify which file you want to link to, select the Local File option and click on the button to browse through the resources and locate your file, or select the URL option and type in the URL address that gives its position on the Internet.

As for the WebSite Page link, you can specify whether the linked resource is to open in the same window, in a new browser window, in the Showbox or in a popup window and, in this case, give the Width and Height for it and indicate whether to use a <rel> attribute, and which one, to create the link.

Unlike the popup window, the showbox window opens in the foreground and the original page passes into the background and automatically becomes more opaque and darker/lighter.

A link with a showbox window is particularly indicated for displaying pictures, but it can also be used for other resources, such as .PDF documents, for example.

ShowBox Gallery

You can create a link to display a gallery of pictures and/or videos inside a ShowBox window. To create the list of pictures, you can use the Add..., Remove, Move up and Move down options. You can also define the size (Width and Height) and use the Show thumbnails in the ShowBox option to include a list of thumbnails of the pictures and videos inside the Showbox.

You can customize the style of the Showbox: using the options in Step 2, in the Pop-up window Showbox window, you can define colors, shadows, opacity, entry effects, etc.

E-mail Address

You can create a link to open the default e-mail program and send an e-mail. To set a link of this kind, type in the e-mail address and the subject and content of the message (optional).

If you select Enable e-mail address protection, the specified e-mail address will be encrypted in the page's HTML code, so that it cannot be recognized by spyware searching the Internet for addresses to use in spam campaigns.


Set a Link to make a call or send a message using providers like Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Telegram. According to the selected provider, it is then possible to specify which Action Type you want to proceed with and, when asked, insert the necessary parameters.


You can create a link to generate sound. To choose the audio file to link to, select Local File and click on the to browse through the resources on your computer, or select URL and type in the URL address that locates it on the Internet. You can link files in .MP3 format.

When a visitor clicks on the link, a Tooltip opens and shows the Play/Pause button to start/stop the audio. When the mouse cursor is moved off the Tooltip, the popup window is closed and the sound stops.

The Tooltip on an audio link is created automatically by the Program: the style depends on the settings given in the Tooltip on mouse over window of Step 2 - Template Settings.

Print Page

You can create a link to print the page on display.

Message Box

This creates a link to a warning message. To create a link of this kind, type in the Message Text in the field. If you select Show as a popup window, the warning message is displayed in a Windows-type dialog box.

RSS Feed

You can display the website's RSS feed: the link is only active if an RSS feed has actually  been created in Step 1 - Website Settings.

When you test your website, a message appears to remind you that RSS feeds will only be displayed when the website has been published on the Internet.


You can create a link to open the Blog associated with your website or alternatively a specific Article among those which have already been published. You must have already created the Blog in Step 1 - Website Settings.

Use the options to specify whether the linked Blog is to be shown in the same window, or if a new browser window is to be opened.

Shopping Cart

You can use this option to create a link to the shopping cart page, with a list of all the products ordered so far.

By using the  Pro edition you can alternatively set a Link to display a Product Sheet of a specific product. In this case, you need to specify the wished Product by selecting it from the list of all the Products for which the Product Sheet option is active.

In order to automatically generate a Product Sheet Page for a product, you need to activate the Product Sheet Page option on the Product Settings | Details  window.

Add to Cart

Set a Link to let the Visitor add a Product to their Cart so that they can make the purchase. To continue, select the Product to be put up for sale using the card proposing the entire Product catalog. You can also specify the Option and Quantity of the product you want to add to the shopping cart. If you select the Add the Product without showing the Cart option, the visitor can add products without having to be redirected to the the shopping cart.

Product search

Set a Link to the Product Search Page in the cart. To do this, first choose whether all or just one of the Product Categories should be proposed on the Search Page. You can also ensure that only products marked "New", discounted products and/or available products are presented.

The Shopping Cart, Add to Cart and Product search links only work correctly if you have already created the shopping cart in the Shopping Cart section of Step 1 - Website Settings.


Read the guides:


How to create a text link to another page of the website


How to set a link to an Anchor


How to create a link to a PDF, PowerPoint or other document?


How to create a link to send an e-mail?