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I want to create a system of linked pages on a drupal 7 site.  What is the best way to go about this?  

I've seen people post where you link to the node ID of the page but I cannot seem to figure out where I find the ID?

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Re: how do you link internal pages in drupal?

It depends what you're planning on doing:

  • Just a regular link to another page on your site, you just link it as you normally would any other URL. Whether or not you add the "http://www.mydomain.com" first is up to you. There's alot of debate about which way is best for SEO, as well as page loading times, but that's another discussion.
  • If you're wanting to create a catalog, like you mentioned in the other thread, for documentation, first thing ya might want to do is sniff through the Drupal Modules on the Drupal site; chances are someones made something nice already that's perfect for it.
  • You could also create Menu's with the built-in Drupal Menu system.
  • Also, if you're wanting to hopefully get Search Engine traffic to them, you'd be better off not linking to the node id, but link to the actual page URL which assuming you have Clean URL's enabled will probably have the title of the page as it's URL.
  • If you're not worried about Search Engine traffic, and it's only internal, like for your company, node id's are fine too, although it's usually still nice for readers to see an actual wordy URL instead of just numbers, either way to see the node id(s) for a page there's a bunch of ways, one way is on the page's edit page, there's an "edit" link at the top - hover your mouse over it and you'll see the node id. You can also go to http://yourdomain.com/admin/content/node and you'll see the list of all pages on your site, with the edit link next to each one that you can do the same thing to.



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Re: how do you link internal pages in drupal?

cool. Yea I got to working with it and figured out you could just do the normal link type thing. I'll look for a modual that may do what I'm looking for. So far I've just created a main content page for the doc links and then simply link them to their own content page. This will be all strictly internal and not looking for search engine traffice. But what I do want is for the intenal search feature to work well so they can search for a key word and it can pull up articles on the site or pages that are realted.

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Re: how do you link internal pages in drupal?

I haven't checked out how D7's built-in search is yet, but historically Drupal's search isn't that great. I know there's at least one module out there to beef up the searching, including adding "fuzzy" searching and stuff. You might want to check out what's available. Also, you can add Google search right to your site if you want, including getting a little money each time someone uses it if you sign up to Adsense. I used to have it here but ended up only using it on our 404 error pages for certain reasons. example

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