Links and embedded content help insure that information on the unh.edu websites is accurate, reliable, informative and easy to find.
Links and embedded content are used to direct people to or provide content from the most accurate and informative sources rather than duplicating content, which can introduce errors and confusion. The UNH community and the general public are the audience for UNH websites.
UNH has established certain websites as the single source of truth for university-wide information. When something is a single source of truth, its information cannot be copied onto any other web page. Websites must link to or embed information from those sources.
Information from these sites can be embedded on any UNH website, filtered to display only relevant information:
For help embedding information from these sources on your site, please contact Web and Mobile Development (WMD).
While not all website content is available for embedding, each school/college/ department/service/organization website is generally considered the single source of truth for that information. If you want to provide information about a topic, link to these sites rather than copying the information. Some examples:
Always look to see if information is already provided somewhere else on the website by the “owner” of that information and link to it rather than copying it, if it makes sense.
Internal links make information from other webpages easily accessible to the reader without having to copy the information onto multiple pages. These types of links:
Guidelines for building links:
Links to and from reliable external sources improve SEO by increasing the authority of the site. Sometimes it's appropriate to link to a different website, such as a government agency or resource for pertinent information:
External content can be embedded in a UNH website only if the creator of the material is UNH or from an organization with a recognized relationship, such as:
Google maps may also be embedded on a unh.edu website.
Use the embed code provided by the external tools. I-frames are discouraged because they are not natively responsive and so are difficult to read on mobile devices.
For questions regarding links, embedded content and single sources of truth, please contact WMD.
Anyone working on a Drupal website is welcome to attend the open walk-in training and help sessions that Academic Technology offers. For a schedule of the training sessions and walk-in times, see the Academic Technology training calendar.
UNH.edu websites are maintained by members of the University community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire. Editors are responsible for creating links and embedded content as described in this standard. In addition, editors should review links on their websites at least twice a year to ensure that all links and embedded content are still active and available. Finally, editors are responsible for complying with all relevant laws and university policies.
UNH AT reserves the right to remove any linked content that it considers to violate this standard any other UNH policies.
If inappropriate content is submitted, UNH AT will contact the site owner to discuss the issue. Unacceptable entries also may cause unh.edu access to be suspended.
Reports regarding inappropriate content may be sent to UNH AT.