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Did you know how to: Link stories on Tiki-Toki timelines

12th Feb 2019 | Tasha G

We've had a few queries of late asking whether you can link stories on your Tiki-Toki timeline. Short answer: Yes, you can! For the full details, keep reading...

You can link to other stories on your Tiki-Toki timeline by enabling something called URL hashing or deep linking. To enable URL hashing, click on the 'Advanced Settings' button on your Settings tab. Under the first section, you'll see the URL hashing field - change it to 'On' and click Save.

When URL hashing is enabled, each story on the timeline has its own URL. You can obtain this URL by clicking on the 'More' button in the story bubble to open the panel. If you copy the text in your web browser's address bar now, you have the unique URL for this story, and if you enter this URL into the browser again, it will automatically open this story on the timeline. You can also obtain URLs to particular dates on a timeline by navigating to a date, and copying the URL in the browser address bar.

Once you've got the URL you need, you'll need to paste it where ever you want to link from. You can manually add links on the Full Text field for stories (on the Extra Info tab) and the "About" field for a timeline. The contextual help (if you have not turned it off) should explain how you create links for these fields. Basically you create links by entering text in the following format: [Link_text](http://www.a_link.com).

As an example, here's a link to the first story on the timeline above: Tiki Toki story about Henry VIII. And here is a link to a particular time/date on the timeline above.

If you're going to be linking to lots of stories within your timeline, you may want to disable links opening in a new window. To do this, open the 'Advanced Settings' panel again and change the Open links field from 'In new window' to 'In current window'.

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

Thanks for reading!