Just like addresses, an entry could be assigned any number of websites. While that was pretty useful, I wanted to improve on it. After taking into consideration how I’ve been asked to use this feature to customize templates, I decided to re-engineer this feature and rename the section on the entry form to ‘Links’. Take a second to look at the screen capture below.One thing I hope you noticed is that the links can be assigned a type. This is probably the biggest change, which prompted me to renamed the feature. In the screen capture I assigned one link as a website and another as a blog. Now, in templates, one can call the desired link type to be displayed independently from the other link types. That’s much more useful than the list of websites that Connections currently outputs. Now, I want to put this right out there, this next release of Connections will not include the ability to create custom link types, that’s slated for the release after this one. So if you’d like to have a link type considered for inclusion, let me know in the comments.
I also added three other often requested features, the ability to have a link title, whether a link should open in the current window/tab or a new window/tab and whether the link should dofollow or nofollow for search engines. These alone, I know, will make quite a few people happy, but there’s one more thing. Like addresses, the links can be dropped and dragged so they’re presented in the order you want them, just like the addresses, just in case you want to output a list of links.