How do I change the text of a link in Views?

Under 'Fields' I have Content:Title (the default)...and that's what I want. It links to the piece of content with the link being the Title of that document. But I want to change the link text to something else.

I tried clicking that field. It opens up a dialog. Under 'Rewrite Results' I selected 'Override the output of this field with custom text' and put in my custom text. But now instead of it being a link it's just static text. That's useless.

Replacement patterns don't have any links listed just {{title}} and {{ title__value }} == Raw value

'Link to this content' is still checked at the top btw.

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In Fields add Path and _Exclude from display. In your title, uncheckmark Link to the Content.

In rewrite results, checkmark Override the output of this field with custom text and put <a href="{{ path }}">Custom Text</a>. Alternatively, in rewrite results, checkmark Output this field as a custom link, for the path put {{ path }} and scroll down a bit to Title text and write your title here.

  • Unfortunately "Title text" only changes the title attribute of the a tag and not the link text.
    – 0711master
    Feb 20, 2018 at 18:34

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