Various Link Types

The link field can be found in the section settings menu of any of the sections that permit an action to happen once the content in the section is pressed.  For example, you can press a button or image and it will go to whatever the link points to - another section, page or App, a web page, open a form, submit a form or send an email, or open up a page or different section in the App.   

You type the syntax into the link field depending on what kind of action you want to happen.

The new Contact & Follow Buttons sections use the syntax brand- followed by the type of contact or social media account to automatically add the relevant details entered in the brand quick set up menu. The syntax will only work IF the contact or account information has been entered in the Brand Quick Setup.   Here are examples of the syntax to link directly to the  information in the Quick Setup menu:

Contact options

brand-email    - links to the email in the Quick Setup

brand-phone   - links to the telephone number in the Quick Setup

brand-sms      - links to the Text phone number in the Quick Setup

Social media Accounts

brand-pintrest    -  links to the Pinterest ID in the Quick Setup 

brand-twitter      -  links to the twitter ID in the Quick Setup

brand-facebook   -  links to the facebook ID in the Quick Setup

brand-linkedin     -  links to the linkedin ID in the Quick Setup

brand-instagram  -  links to the instagram ID in the Quick Setup

brand-snapchat   -  links to the snapchat ID in the Quick Setup

brand-website     -  links to the website URL in the Quick Setup

brand-blogsite     -  links to the Blogsite URL in the Quick Setup

TIP:  If you are using the contact or follow buttons sections and do NOT want to use the information in the brand Quick Setup, perhaps because you are building an App for a 3rd party, you can simply delete the brand- syntax and replace it with the syntax for the contact or account information you wish that particular button to use. 

 

Here are some Examples of the Syntax you can use for various link types:

Communication

Send an email: mailto:youremail@address.com

Send an email with subject: mailto:email@email.com?subject=subjectText

Send an email with subject and body: mailto:email@email.com?subject=subjectText&body=bodyText

Call on Telephone: tel:800-555-1212

Send a Text Message: sms:800-555-1212

To email contents of notes section:  sendnotes:email subject

 

Display Content

To Toggle a Section: toggle:label-of-section (this will toggle the visibility of a section on or off)

To navigate to and show a section or page:  show:label of section/page

To show a section or a page when a password is entered:  show:label,password  (This will let you password protect a section or a page.  The user will be prompted to enter the password before the page is shown).

To show Liked Images: show:likedimages

To show a Web Page or other App: http://www.xyz.com

Open a webpage in a new window:  newwindow:http://www.xyz.com

Open a webpage in the current window:  currentwindow:http://www.xyz.com

 

To navigate to the previous page:  back

To display the default install dialog:  show:installdialog

To display a text or markdown section as a popup:  popup:label-of-section

To display content as a popup:content:name-of-content

NOTE: For popup, you can change the popup title by adding ,,title of popup.   For example:  popup:label,,title

 

Download 

To download Gallery Images as Zip file:  downloadGallery:gallerylabel

To download a file uploaded as a Resource:    download:http://url-of-file

NOTE: Downloads will ONLY work on browsers other than Safari and Internet Explorer.  For Safari (IOS devices) and IE browsers, a new window will open instead.   This is a current limitation of the browsers and once they come up to HTML5 standards, then the download feature will also work for these browsers. It's, therefore, a good idea to add some text to instruct users to make sure they have opened the app in an alternative browser, such as chrome if you wish to utilize the download feature in an App. 

 

Dynamic Sections

To add an image to a dynamic gallery or add text to a dynamic text section:   add:label

To refresh a dynamic gallery or text section:  refresh:label

 

Miscellaneous

To open the app lock dialog:  lock

To copy text to the clipboard: copytoclipboard:text-to-copy

To Submit Liked Images: show:label of the submit liked images e-form

 

If you put %URL% as part of the link, it will get replaced with the URL of the app. if you put %ICON% as part of the link, it will get replaced with the URL of the icon image.

 

 

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