Deep linking can be described as using a distinct URL to anchor site visitors to specific content on a webpage. This provides a better user experience as it allows site visitors to directly navigate through a website and find the content they need. In Sitefinity, site builders can obtain a custom URL for individual sections of a few widgets.
The ability to deep link is available in the following widgets:
We offer two other widgets with deep linking capabilities. They perform a little differently so it is best to check out their individual widget pages for information on how they work. Side note: the two links below are examples of deep linking as the hyperlinks will take you directly to the deep link portion of widget pages!
There are essentially two parts to deep linking. The first is to retrieve the custom URL that directs users to the specific content and the second is to use that URL on your pages.
Because deep linking is only offered in specific widgets, you must first be sure that the content that you are linking to is using one of the widgets mentioned above.
To obtain a custom URL to use for deep linking, please do the following:
You now have the custom link to your content. You can test this out by opening another tab in your browser. Paste the link in the web address field and hit enter. It should take you to the right content.
Now that you have your URL, you can use it in any way you would display any other link. Sitefinity gives you many widget options ranging from using hyperlinks and buttons in the content block or highlight box, to creating clickable call to action buttons or cards.
To use your custom URL, please do the following: