How to use external link

Hi,
I am new to Adalo and I can’t seem to solve what seems to be a very simple problem.
I basically want to create a https://www.designernews.co/ style app ( not even with the possibility to vote up or down). Simply a list of items with a different external link to each item. Going through the properties of a collection there isn’t a way to insert a Url for each item, just one external Url for the whole list(?).
I also tried creating another screen, which each item will lead to (as shown in most of the tutorials around) and on that screen, creating a button that will send to an external link but again, there is no such property in the lists.

Any advice?

Thanks!

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You can create a ‘text’ field in the collection, call it “URL” and for each news story paste the link in there.

In your list, have the action “Navigate to” and then choose ‘website’ right at the bottom. This will give you a link box:
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Hit the magic text (red T) and choose ‘Current Story > URL’. Voila - you’ll open that news story in a webview (on native) or browser (PWA).

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Hey please help I can’t find the action ‘Navigate to’ elsewhere on +ADD ACTION?

Hi @posbyn :wave:

If you are finding the website link action you can add a link action and at the bottom of the Link section there’s a website click that.


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Thank you

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Ohh thank you so much it’s working!! :smiley:

May I ask one more question if you don’t mind? What kind of list does this screen use? I can’t find it from ADD COMPONENT :frowning:

Your welcome. It’s a custom list and added components ( Image, Button,Text etc)

Thank you I did it. But for example, how can I link each button VIEW MENU to a different screen? I create 2 more screens for each button but I can’t customize one by one. Please help!

You can click that list and go to the components section and choose the component. ( Button , Text etc.)

Or click that button or the component twice

then set the link action

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Can we use this idea for a payment method. Is it possible?