Adjust link settings to enable cross-site linking

Current version: 9.3

The Link rendering lets content authors add links to sites. Links can be internal links, media links, external link, anchors, mail, and JavaScript. To link within SXA tenants and sites, you must adjust the site settings.

To enable cross-site linking:

  1. Set the link root location by navigating to sitecore/Content/Tenant/Site/Settings.

  2. In the Site Configuration section, in the Link Settings field, select one of the following options:

    Link Settings field option

    Link root location

    Itself only

    Default value. The available link root location comes from the current site.

    Linkable sites in tenant

    All linkable sites within the current tenant.

    All linkable 

    All linkable site within all tenants.

    Link Settings
  3. To make a site linkable, navigate to sitecore/Content/Tenant/Site/Settings/Site Grouping/Site, and in the Basic section, select the Linkable Site check box.

    Linkable Site checkbox

For example, if you have five sites divided over two tenants: 

Tenant example

Site 5 is set to be able to link across tenants.

All linkable sites

All sites except site 2 are set to be linkable.

If you add the link component in the Experience Editor, and click Edit Link, in the Insert a link dialog box, you can link to all sites except for site 2.

Insert a link

Another example: Site 2 is set to not be linkable, and the Link Settings field is set to enable linking to sites within the same tenant:

Link Settings field

If you now insert a link in the Content Editor, you can only link to site 1 and site 3 within the same tenant.

Insert Link

To make non-SXA sites linkable, you must add the from SXA add the property sxaLinkable="true" in the configuration node of the site. For example:

<site name="website" enableTracking="true" virtualFolder="/" physicalFolder="/" rootPath="/sitecore/content" startItem="/home" language="en" database="web" domain="extranet" allowDebug="true" cacheHtml="true" htmlCacheSize="50MB" registryCacheSize="0" viewStateCacheSize="0" xslCacheSize="25MB" filteredItemsCacheSize="10MB" enablePreview="true" enableWebEdit="true" enableDebugger="true" disableClientData="false" cacheRenderingParameters="true" renderingParametersCacheSize="10MB" enableItemLanguageFallback="false" enableFieldLanguageFallback="false" role:require="Standalone or Reporting or ContentManagement or ContentDelivery" sxaLinkable="true" />

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