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Add a button to your site and link it to an external site, a page on your site, a document, an email address or an anchor on your site.


To add a button: From the left side of the Editor, click the Add icon > click Buttons & Menus > click Button.
Click the button to select it > click Settings > under Button Text, enter a name for your button > under Link to, click the field > choose a link type > add the relevant information > click OK.


For more information about buttons click here.

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  • jonathanbromage4

    Replied by jonathanbromage4 May 7, 2014

    connecting a link

    hi i am trying to connect a link to a button, i know the link works but when i try to add to a button it says please fill in a valid url. can anyone please help.


    the link is https://uk2.roomlynx.net/rezrooms2/loadOBMApplication.action?siteId=SHGROYAL &chainAction=newAvailabilitySearch&request_locale=en


    • Marceline Wix Team

      Replied by Marceline May 7, 2014


      Https is currently not supported by Wix. While linking objects to urls, you should use the Http prefix. We're aware of this issue and we're working on resolving it as soon as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience this had caused you, and for your cooperation.

      Best regards, WIX Team.
    • jonathanbromage4

      Replied by jonathanbromage4 May 7, 2014

      i have now changed the link to Http prefix, but it still says it is invalid.

    • Ellie Wix Team

      Replied by Ellie May 7, 2014

      Hi jonathanbromage4,


      Please try and use this shortened address: http://bit.ly/1kLurBk


      If you experience further difficulties with generating a working link please let us know what site, page and button you are trying to link to so that we may test this matter.

      All the best, Ellie
  • mrgold0

    Replied by mrgold0 May 2, 2014

    Buttons change does NOT take effect! On the editor it looks perfect: all have the exact same design, but when I save & publish: NOTHING happen!

    Why hasn't the defenitions takes effect?

    • mrgold0

      Replied by mrgold0 May 2, 2014

      the three rectangular shape buttons at the bottom of the homepage: yellow font & the middle one is green.


    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony May 2, 2014


      Thanks for contacting Wix Support.

      Please specify which elements are you having issues with.

      At my end i can see your site like this:

      Rony WixTeam
    • mrgold0

      Replied by mrgold0 May 2, 2014

      All three of them: upper-left corner button: orange background with yellow writing, & upper-middle button: green background with yellow writing, & the upper-right corner that in your end looks terrible!

    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony May 2, 2014

      I have tested them and the online version has the same colours and effects that the editor version. 

      Are these buttons showing different at your end?

      Please provide us with a screen shot of the problem. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.


      Rony WixTeam
    • mrgold0

      Replied by mrgold0 May 2, 2014

      I want all three to appear EXACTLY as the middle one.

      What can I do?!

    • mrgold0

      Replied by mrgold0 May 2, 2014

      never mind solve it myself no thanks to you.

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima May 2, 2014

      We're glad you managed to work it out. Please let us know if you run into any more problems. 

      Dima -Wix support team-
  • malofsky

    Replied by malofsky May 1, 2014

    The template I am using has a main menu with 4 buttons.  I want to add one button (make it 5) to THAT menu.  No way to do that is obvious. WIX assumes a fixed number of buttons.  I should at will be able to add a button for any page anytime I want.  What do I do?

    • CarleyS Wix Team

      Replied by CarleyS May 1, 2014

      Hi malofsky,


      Adding a page to your site (as a main page, not a sub-page), will automatically add another button to your menu.


      If your menu shows the "More" button instead of the new page button, it is because your menu doesn't have enough space. You can simply make the menu wider and the page button will be displayed.


      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

      - Regards, Carley
    • malofsky

      Replied by malofsky May 1, 2014

      Great - Thanks!   I figured it out when I finally asked myself what "more…" meant!



    • CarleyS Wix Team

      Replied by CarleyS May 1, 2014

      Hi Adam,


      I thought that this might be the reason you couldn't find the button, that's why I mentioned it as well :)


      Glad you figured it out now.

      - Regards, Carley
  • mikelmugalari

    Replied by mikelmugalari April 29, 2014

    Hi, I have a multilingual page and have followed your instructions on multilingual buttons. But when I set my buttons in English in my English page, they also appear in my Spanish page. I´ve marked the Show on All Pages in all buttons. The other way around, buttons in Spanish, they appear in Spanish in the English version. So, what I want is:

    - Buttons in English linked to my English pages

    - Buttons in Spanish linked to my Spanish pages

    Page is saved but not published.


    • gills2 Wix Team

      Replied by gills2 April 29, 2014

      Hey  mikelmugalari,


      It is not possible to set the button to appear on some of your pages by using the 'Show on all pages' feature. You will have to copy and paste the buttons to the Spanish pages and the other buttons to your English pages. 



      Gill, Wix Team
    • mikelmugalari

      Replied by mikelmugalari April 29, 2014

      Thank you...I want all buttons to show on all pages, like a fixed menu. Do I have to copy all buttons on every page?

    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar April 29, 2014

      Exactly. You need to copy the English buttons and paste them in every English page, and do the same for the Spanish buttons and pages.

      Itamar, Wix team
  • aaliyahalmond

    Replied by aaliyahalmond April 28, 2014

    My website tabs(links to pages) on my page are not working! This is Urgent! Please help!!

    • Nicole Wix Team Wix Team

      Replied by Nicole Wix Team April 29, 2014

      Hi aaliyahalmond,

      I checked your http://aaliyahalmond.wix.com/astarisborn site and could view all pages by navigating the menu.

      Please elaborate in order for us to help you better.


      Thanks, Nicole,
  • violamoosic

    Replied by violamoosic April 26, 2014

    How do I link one button to multiple documents and photos?

    • Ilia Wix Team

      Replied by Ilia April 26, 2014


      This is not possible, each button can link to one document.

      What exactly are you trying to achieve?


      Best egards

      Ilia - Wix Support
    • violamoosic

      Replied by violamoosic April 27, 2014

      I want to have a button that downloads a bunch of documents and photos to the user's computer when pressed. 


    • Eyal Wix Team

      Replied by Eyal April 27, 2014

      Hey violamoosic,


      As Ilia noted in his reply, this is not possible yet, though we can provide you with a workaround that might fit your needs. 


      You can share your Dropbox content directly on your Wix site with the Dropbox Folder app from the Wix App Market. For more information, click here.


      If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know!

      Thank you,

      Eyal, Wix Customer Support Team
  • inutijewellery

    Replied by inutijewellery April 18, 2014

    can this be used to add a search button to website - if not is there an option for a search button?


    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima April 18, 2014



      This feature is on our development roadmap and will be built in order of priority.
      Priority is based on the popularity of our Wishlist items, which is full to overflowing with your good ideas and feedback!


      We have two apps available in the Wix App Market inside the HTML editor which might be suitable for your needs: 

      1. "XiSearch compact popup search". 
      Website: http://www.xisearch.com/
      Email: support@xisearch.com
      2. "InstantSearch+"
      Website: http://instantsearchplus.com/
      Email: support@instantsearchplus.com

      For general information about how to add an app click here.
      You can also try to add a search box via the HTML app. For more information click here.

      You can also suggest and vote for this feature in this thread.

      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      Dima -Wix support team-
  • aduf35

    Replied by aduf35 April 4, 2014

    I am trying to add a URL to the button setting to link to (an external link).  I continue to get an error saying the URL is invalid.  I put the link in a browser and the link works.  Are there restrictions for the URL?   it is an .shtml page -  does that matter?   it has ( and ) in the URL - does that matter?

    • Rony Wix Team

      Replied by Rony April 5, 2014


      Please elaborate on the problem you are having. I have checked your account and noticed that you have a few sites. Which site are you referring to? What are the steps you have taken in order to resolve this issue? 

      Also, please send us the entire URL (that you have been trying to add) for further assistance. 

      Awaiting your reply,

      Thanks, Rony Customer Solutions
    • aduf35

      Replied by aduf35 April 5, 2014

      Site:  Global View Productions

      Page:  News

      Link:  Read More button -  I am trying to add the following URL:  http://www.searchmytrash.com/articles/annetteduffy(3-14).shtml

      The box turn red and says the URL is invalid but when I cut and paste this into my browser it works fine.

    • Ilia Wix Team

      Replied by Ilia April 5, 2014


      This may be due to the .shtml extension of the page.

      Please try shortening the link using bit.ly and attaching the shortened link.


      Best regards

      Ilia - Wix Support
  • kalexan4

    Replied by kalexan4 March 31, 2014

    I am trying to get a button to act like a drop down menu, is this possible? I would like the button to be able to link to more than one page and give viewers the option to choose which page to go to, like a drop down menu.

    Thank you!

    • Stav Wix Team

      Replied by Stav March 31, 2014



      Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment.

      We document and learn from every feature request brought to our attention. These objectives are immediately high priority milestones in Wix's product road map.

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.

      You can keep up to date with what features are coming soon here.


      In the meantime, you can add various buttons and link to different pages.

      My suggestion to you, since you want it to look like a menu, is to make all the buttons the same format (size, text, shape, color, etc.) and put them all together - to form a menu.


      In order to do so, add a button (add --> buttons & menus --> button), customize it, and then while the button is clicked, click CTRL+C CTRL+Z in the keyboard.

      Keep doing so until you have the amount of buttons needed.

      Arrange them in a form of a menu, and link them to wherever you want (click on a button --> link to --> page\web address).


      Should you have any further questions, please let us know! Thanks, Customer Solutions
  • cyclemonth

    Replied by cyclemonth March 26, 2014


    Is it possible to add a button in the footer?


    • Ira Bel Wix Team

      Replied by Ira Bel March 26, 2014


      In order to add a button to your footer, please add a button to a page, check the "Show on all pages" option in the button settings menu and then just drag it to the footer area:


      Please feel free to contact us in case you need further assistance.


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