Adding a text link within a component

Hi forum,

I have a published website that needed a have its © date updated. Within the text field, I also had a text link. After I updated the date, the link went away.

The link is within the footer of the website, which was made into a component. When I created the footer, I simply highlighted the area for the link and inserted the URL. Very easy.

Now that the footer has become a component, I can’t figure out how to highlight that copy and insert a link.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my site Read-Only:[ LINK
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hi @Steveio here is one of links that describe how to add copyright with updated current year. You can use <span> or second text link element to add link

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As Stan suggested, automating it is likely the best approach for a copyright date.
However, to answer your question, if you want to be able to update just part of the text in the component, but not the whole thing including the link, separate those elements.

Component properties apply to an entire element.

As far As I know and what I see in your project footer component you can’t add a link into text element. You will need two elements:

  1. static or dynamic year ( text or embed)
  2. link text element to be able create clickable link

both can have combo class info-line legal that are applied on your text element.

thanks @Stan and @memetican to you both! Great tip on the copyright date! I didn’t even know that was a thing! I’ll take you advice for both dynamic year and a separate text link element.

Thanks again!