Generate Links for Headers

Generate Links for Headers

Ever wanted to share a link, not just to a webpage, but to a particular section of a webpage? GLfH automatically generates links for all headers on the page, to make it easier to share links that jump to a specific section.

It's available for Firefox and Chrome (so Brave, Opera, and Edge too).

How's it work?

Most of the time, when you see a header on a webpage, it has an ID associated with it. You can use the ID to create a link to that section, but that means viewing source code, finding the header element, and appending the ID to the URL before sharing it. It doesn't have to be that hard.

This extension scans the page and generates links for all headers on the page for you, assuming they have an ID or Name assigned.

  • Hover over any header, and an anchor link will appear.
  • Click on the ๐Ÿ”— link icon to navigate to that anchor, and to copy the link to your clipboard at the same time.

If there's no ID or Name in the header tag, it will search any elements nested inside the header tag for the first one with an ID or Name assigned. Failing that, it looks at the immediate parent element (i.e. a header nested in a DIV). If it still finds nothing, then no link will be generated or shown.

You can read more details here.

Source Code

The source code is available on GitHub.


It needs to read and modify all pages, because that's what it does. It uses JavaScript to scan the page for headers with IDs (or Names), and then injects one link for each header that has it present.

Contributions / Questions

If you have a fix, open a PR in GitHub. If you have a question or comment, open an issue. I'll get to things as time permits.


Grant Winney

I write when I've got something to share - a personal project, a solution to a difficult problem, or just an idea. We learn by doing and sharing. We've all got something to contribute.