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:
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.
The share button section comes with 5 default share button with the syntax already inserted so all you need to do is add the section:-
Twitter - http://twitter.com/share?url=%URL%
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=%URL%&media=%ICON%
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=%URL%
email - mailto:?body=%URL%
SMS - sms:&body=%URL%
You can also add custom Share buttons for example:-
Whatsapp - whatsapp://send?text=%URL% When you try to save a button with this link you will probably get a link not recognised warning but don't worry this is the right link so just close the warning dialog and click save.
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=%URL%
Here are some Examples of the Syntax you can use for various link types:
Send an email: mailto:email@example.com
Send an email with subject: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=subjectText
Send an email with subject and body: mailto:email@example.com?subject=subjectText&body=bodyText
Call on Telephone: tel:800-555-1212
Send a Text Message: sms:800-555-1212
Send a Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/yourFBpageID
To email contents of notes section: sendnotes:email subject
To share the App by WhatsApp: whatsapp://send?text=%URL% When you try to save a button with this link you will probably get a link not recognised warning but don't worry this is the right link so just close the warning dialog and click save.
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
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.
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
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
To Submit a Form: submit:formlabel the label of the form entered in the other setting
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.