How to add a link
You can add links to emails by selecting the text that you want to add the link to, and then clicking the "Insert / Edit Link" button:
To learn how to add a link using the Advanced Editor see this article.
How to customize a link
- direct contacts to more targeted URLs based on their characteristics; or
- pass information about the contact to another system via the URL. For example, some form builders allow you to pre-populate fields via the URL.
Let's take a look at a very simple example:
Will output the following for someone with 'California' in the mailing state field:
And the following for someone with no value in the mailing state field:
Note that if you're inserting a custom variable, consider using the variable control (demonstrated here) to insert it into the body, and then cut and paste it into the link, to ensure that you have formatted it correctly.
For example, variables with spaces in them (e.g --First Name--) need to keep those spaces. However, note that capitalization doesn't matter. So you could type --first name-- and it will still work.
Please note that currently you can only use personalization variables as a part of a URL (as demonstrated above). You can't insert a full URL as a personalization variable. If you'd like to voice your support for this feature, you can vote here.