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Back link

A link used to help users get back, useful when not using other navigation such as breadcrumbs

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How it looks (preview) (preview all)

How to call this component

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/back_link", {
  href: "#"
} %>

GOV.UK Design System

This component incorporates components from the GOV.UK Design System:

Accessibility acceptance criteria

  • has a touch area easy for users to touch

Links in the component must:

  • accept focus
  • be focusable with a keyboard
  • be usable with a keyboard
  • indicate when they have focus
  • change in appearance when touched (in the touch-down state)
  • change in appearance when hovered
  • be usable with touch
  • be usable with voice commands
  • have visible text
  • have meaningful text

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Standard options

This component uses the component wrapper helper. It accepts the following options and applies them to the parent element of the component. See the component wrapper helper documentation for more detail.

  • id - accepts a string for the element ID attribute
  • data_attributes - accepts a hash of data attributes
  • aria - accepts a hash of aria attributes
  • classes - accepts a space separated string of classes, these should not be used for styling and must be prefixed with js-
  • role - accepts a space separated string of roles
  • lang - accepts a language attribute value

Custom text (preview)

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/back_link", {
  text: "Back to document list",
  href: "#"
} %>

Without ga4 tracking (preview)

Disables GA4 tracking on the component. Tracking is enabled by default. This adds a data module and data-attributes with JSON data. See the ga4-link-tracker documentation for more information.

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/back_link", {
  href: "#",
  disable_ga4: true
} %>