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Equipment: Customize a category's friendly URL

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Giving your category a friendly URL can make it easier to link directly to its booking page. This will replace the default URL, which typically consists of ID numbers that will be more difficult to remember and advertise. If the category's Access is set to Private, it is strongly recommended that you set a friendly URL.


To customize the friendly URL for a category:

  1. Go to Admin > Spaces & Equipment.
  2. Under the Locations tab, find the location containing the category you want to move and click on its link in the Equipment column.

Clicking on a location's link in the Equipment column

  1. Click on the category's Edit Category button.

Clicking a category's Edit Category button

  1. Under the General tab, use the Friendly URL field to customize the URL for the category's public page.
    • If you define a friendly URL for the category's parent location, then the category can also be accessed by including that friendly URL with the category's link.
      • Ex: https://yourlibrary.libcal.com/reserve/location-friendly/category-friendly.
    • Friendly URLs can only contain letters, numbers, underscores, and hyphens.
  2. Click the Save Category Settings button.

The Friendly URL field and Save Category Settings button