How can I add an external link to our website homepage to our Shopify homepage menu?

Sharon20
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Hi, 

How can I add an external link to our Shopify homepage menu, a link that will take clients to our website homepage? We are getting feedback from clients who would like to see that option but I haven't found anything that speaks to that specific situation. I see that it cannot just be added as a menu item because Shopify limits menu items to specific categories, none of which is outside links.

Thanks for your help,

Sharon

 

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Michal_Morek
Shopify Partner
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Hello Sharon20,

You can add an external link to our Shopify homepage menu items. 

  1. On the Navigation page, click the title of the menu that you want to edit.

  2. Click Add menu item.

  3. Enter a title for the menu item. This title displays in the menu

  4. Click the Link field, and then select a link type or enter a website address for an external website.

  5. Click Save menu.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Sharon20
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Yes, the instructions you gave me do seem like the way to accomplish this
but I had already tried that method and it did not work. I got the message
shown in the screenshot below. When I saw that you did not have new
information for me I asked our webmaster to put the link in and he has done
that.

[image: Screen Shot 2021-05-18 at 9.55.32 PM.png]







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Michal_Morek
Shopify Partner
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Hi @Sharon20 

Hope you're having a great day!

I couldn't see your screenshot but I'm glad you already fixed it.

If you have any further questions, please do reach out either here on the forum, or via private message/email.

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Sharon20
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Hello Michal,

The screen shot I sent showed the message: "Link type must be one of
frontpage, collection, collections, product, catalog, page, blog, article,
search, shop_policy, http."

That is why the method (which is also the suggested method on the Shopify
help pages) you suggested I use to add an external link does not work,
because it requires you to link to an existing location in Shopify.

As I said in my previous email, the problem was solved by our webmaster so
my question has been answered by him. I am only sending you this
information so you will know that that method does not allow you to add a
link to an external site.

Thank you,
Sharon
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