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Did you know how to: Use links on Tiki-Toki

4th Nov 2016 | Tasha G

Timelines are a great way to present information visually. However, there are many times when you might want to link to other places on the web so your viewers can explore things in more detail. The easiest way to do this is to put a URL in the 'Link' field on your story tab. You can also link to multiple sources by using some special formatting in either the timeline's 'About' field or a story's 'Extra Info' tab.

Let's say you're doing a timeline of British history. Rather than trying to squeeze everything Henry VIII did into a single story, you can cover the points most relevant to your timeline and then use the 'Link' field on your story tab to link to, say, Henry VIII's Wikipedia page. All you need to do is copy the URL of the page you'd like to link to and paste it into the 'Link' field. A 'Find out more' button will then appear on your story panel. We've done this on the first timeline story above.

Some people use the 'Link' field to link to images. While you can do this, we recommend linking to images from a story's 'Media' tab so the image will display on the story itself. That way you can also link to more than one image. Simply copy the image URL (please link directly to the image rather than the page the image is on) and then paste it into the story's 'Source' field on the Media tab. By using this method, the image will appear on your timeline.

Now, let's say you're working on a timeline or story that is very detailed and you'd like to link to multiple sources. You can do this by using some special formatting. Either go to the 'About' field on the Settings tab if you'd like to add the links to your timeline's introduction, or go to the Extra Info tab on any story. Then add the text you want to display in brackets [] and the link in parentheses (). It will look like this: [Tiki-Toki Blog](http://www.tiki-toki.com/blog/) but will appear as bolded text when viewed on the timeline. You can see this in action on the timeline above, either on the introduction or the second story.

As ever, if you have any questions about links, get in touch with us at blog@tiki-toki.com.

Thanks for reading!