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Linking to anchor in a blog post from a different page does NOT work

I am trying to create a link, from a regular page, to and anchor in a blog post. It is not working. I create the anchor in the blog post. Then I go to the regular page and I select the text I want to create the link for, click to create a link button, then go to advanced. Then I enter the "pageName#anchorName" then save.

Then I go the the regular page where I created the link to test it. I am expecting it to take me to the blog poast > anchor location. It does not work.

It actually goes to a blank page with the pageName in the title.

Please advise.

Thanks

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Hi @Wade Weston 

welcome to this wonderful community.

I find your problem pretty interesting - gave it a try and made the same experience. 

My question would be: Why would you use an anchor link? I think the problem might be that a blogpost is not a typical page (that's why using pageName#anchorName won't probably not work) and that's why you won't find blogposts on sitestructure to rearrange them. 

An easy work around would be using web link instead of anchor link - maybe this could help you?

Feel free to ask for help - and please keep me informed if you find a solution. I really find this interesting cause I never thought of this before. 

Thanks. Not sure what a "web link" is in this case. The only way to link to a specific section of a page, to my knowledge, is an anchor.  Anyway not a big deal I just went ahead and converted all of the blog posts to regular pages. The blog capability in Atlassian is way too basic and not very good anyway so I didn't really want to use it for that reason. 

I ended up trying it out and got a little bit further into it than I wanted to and then of course this came up so I just scratched it.

Thanks

Sorry - I was not sure about linking to a specific part of the page, than of course only anchor would work. So you're absolutly right. 

Web link was the only option for me linking to a blog post. 

According to the length of blog posts as you mentioned your solution would be the next thing I would have mentioned (convert to regular page) - I only use blog post to teaser to new pages and keep it as short and simple as possible. 

Cheers

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