Related links help your users discover other content available. For example, highlighting Women's equality in the LGBTI Equality section.
Any number of links can be added to this component, but we recommend no more than 7. Rules for usage are provided below.
The related links block appears:
- on the right sidebar on larger screens
- at the bottom of the screen (under the sidebar menu, if there is one) on mobile devices
How to build
Related links are manually added as references to other pages in the Content Management System or to external links.
Rules for related links
- create short, descriptive links with no full stop
- no more than 7 links on a page
- follow the for capitalisation
- do add links that could be useful for a reader but aren't directly related to the content
- do link to reputable, evidence-based information (eg universities, The Conversation)
- don't add related links that are already listed in the body content
- don't link to:
- media entities (for example, The Age or Herald-Sun)
- commercial entities (unless there is a relationship or case study to highlight)
- videos (we embed them)
- PDFs (we use the document embed feature, which includes a display of format and file size for accessibility)
- MP's, minister's or political parties' websites
Use meaningful link text to the user will know what to expect if they click on a link - eg 'Action plan to improve Aboriginal Victorians health and wellbeing'
In this example, the actual name of the document is 'Korin Korin Balit-Djak' - users would be less likely to click on this, as it isn't clear what is behind the link.
How to add related links
Related links are available on the Landing page template. Click on the Related links tab.
- Make sure the box is ticked so the links will be displayed.
- Click the Add related links button.
- Fill in the URL and Link text fields.
Reviewed 06 July 2020