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Adding a Links Section

The RQS builder helps you to easily design your pages with the addition of Page Sections. These Page Sections can be added almost anywhere on your website giving you the opportunity to make something really unique.

This guide will outline how to add, edit, and make use of one of these Page Sections, Links.

A Links page can be used to share a list of your favourite websites with your site's visitors. You can give each link a name and description so you can tell your visitors exactly why you think they should visit that site.

The following guide assumes you are adding a new Section to an existing page. If you are creating a new page and using a Links Section as a starting point, the following process is exactly the same.

Adding a Link Section

To add a new Page Section to your pageĀ Right-Click any area within your content to open the RQS Menu, then select Insert Page Section. From the secondary menu that opens, choose where you would like the section to initially appear. You can either Insert Section Above or Insert Section Below the selected location.

This placement isn't final, you can still move your Page Section once created.

RQS Menu

RQS Insert Section

Once you have chosen your initial placement the Add Page Section window will open allowing you to select a Section Type. For this guide, we are selecting Links. Click Add Page Section to continue.

RQS Links Section

Once you have added your section the Customise Links window will open, allowing you to start adding your links.

RQS Customise Links Window

Adding Links

To add a Link to your Link Section click the Add Another Link button on this new window. This will update the Customise Links window providing you with 5 columns to add and manage your chosen links.

Order - The small icon in this column (some call this a hamburger icon) can be used to 'click and drag' your link to a different location within the list.

Link Name - Use this field to give a Name to the link, such as 'RQS from Freeola' or 'Freeola Webmail'.

Web Address (URL) - The full URL you would like to link your visitors to, such as https://freeola.com/rqs-free-website-builder/ or https://freeola.com/webmail/ .

Description - A short description of the linked site, or why you are recommending your visitors follow this Link.

Delete - Use the Trash Can Icon to delete the link. This action is immediate.

RQS Single Link

You can add as many Links to your Links Section as you'd like using the Add Another Link button. Once you have added all your desired Links, click Finish to be returned to the RQS page editor.

Managing Your Links

If you would like to add, remove, or edit your links simply Right-Click the Link Section then select Edit Links. This will open the Customise Links window explained in detail above.

Adding an Introduction

The Links Section of the RQS Builder includes a small section intended for an optional short introduction. You may find this useful for providing your visitors a brief outline of the Links you have chosen to list within this Section.

To add, or edit, an Introduction, Right-Click anywhere within the Link Section then select Edit Intro Content.

RQS Links Menu

The introduction area can be edited in the same way as any other Content Section of the site. A full in-depth guide on adding information to this section type can be seen on our Content Section guide.

However, if you wish to simply add some text to the blank area provided you can do so easily by Right-Clicking the area and selecting Edit Text Area.

In the example below, we have added a line of text to give some context to the Links found within this Section.

RQS Link Introduction

Editing the Link Section Styling

By default, the Links Section will use your Site Colour Scheme. However, should you wish to customise this section of your site to make it stand out from the rest, you can do so from the RQS Right-Click Menu. To open this menu, right-click anywhere within the Link Section and choose Section Styling from the menu.

RQS Section Styling

The Section Styling window will allow you to alter several aspects of the Colour Scheme and provide you with a Live preview of your changes before you save these.

Backgrounds: If you would like your custom background to cover the entire width of your site tick the Custom Full Width Background, if you would like your custom background to only cover the Links Section of the page, tick Custom Content Width Background.

These options are not mutually exclusive; the RQS Builder allows you to use both options simultaneously, individually, or not at all.

Once you have decided where your custom background will display, click the large rectangle underneath your selection. This will open the Edit Background window.

RQS Edit Background Window

This window will offer two tabs: Customise will allow you to create a new background using either a solid colour or image and Existing Backgrounds will allow you to choose from a previously created background.

The drop-down menu on the Customise tab provides several options:

Colour Only - This option allows a solid colour background. By default this will be a transparent colour, but you can change this easily by clicking the small colour square.

Image - These options will allow you to use an image as your section or site background. To select your image select Image, this will open your Media Library. You can either select your desired image from this selection, select a Stock Image or use Upload Media to add a new image. You can also change your background colour should your image selection not fill all available space.

Resize to fill area - This option will resize your image to fill your background space completely. This option is not recommended for very small images.

Fixed position sticky image - This option will expand your image to cover the background, but this will remain static when scrolling through the page content.

Centred at original size - This option will set your image central to the content. If the image is too small to cover the entire area, some tiling (or repeating) of the image will occur.

Tile over entire area - This option will repeat your image over the entire background area. This option is recommended for smaller, simple, images.

Custom - If you wish to further customise how your background image displays, this option allows you to do so. Recommended for Advanced Users only.

Once you have made your decision, click Finish to save.

Text Colours: If you would like to use a different colour font in your Links Section from the rest of your site tick the Custom Text Colours box on this window.

This option will allow you to set a custom Text, Link and Link Hover colour. Simply select the colour block next to each option to open the colour picker.

RQS Text Colours

Other: This short section allows customisation of the Breakpoint (The point at which your content begins optimising on smaller screens) and Padding (The size of the space between the content) of this Site Section.

Unless you have a specific reason to do so, it is recommended to leave both of these settings as Off.

Existing Designs: If you have designed content styling already within RQS you can easily select it from this tab.

Once you have decided on your changes, click Finish to save and close the window. You will now be returned to the editor with your changes in place.

RQS Link Sections

Changing the location of your Link Section

If you would like to change where your Link Section appears on your webpage Right-Click and select Move Page Section from the RQS Menu. This will open a secondary menu that will allow you to move the Section Up, or Down the page.


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