Changing a guide's type

Getting there

To change a guide's type, you must first edit your guide. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Go to Content > Guides and click on the name or Edit () icon for the guide.
  2. Or, from the LibGuides dashboard, use the Edit Existing Guide option in the LibGuides Shortcuts box.

Navigating to a guide to edit


Changing a guide's type

  1. Click on the pencil () icon next to the current type at the top of the guide.
    • If you have CMS, this field will be labeled Type/Group.
    • If not, then the field will be labeled Type.
  2. In the window that appears, select a new type from the Guide Type dropdown.
  3. Click the Save button.

Clicking the pencil icon to edit a guide's type

Changing a guide's type

 About guide types

The Guide Type provides you with a way to organize similar guides. (On the default LibGuides homepage, you'll see these organized under the By Type guide list.)

  • General Purpose: this is the default and a good catch-all for most guides.
  • Course Guide: this is ideal for guides that are related to a specific course.
  • Subject Guide: this is ideal for guides that are focused on a specific subject area.
  • Topic Guide: this is ideal for guides that are focused on a specific topic.
  • Internal Guide: this is ideal for guides that are for internal use only. When using this guide type, please keep in mind that your guide will not appear in guide lists or search results.
    • This will not completely hide the guide from the public, however.
    • Published and private guides assigned to this type can still be viewed by anyone who knows its URL.
  • Template Guide: this is ideal for guides that you intend for other users to copy as blueprints. When using this guide type, please keep in mind that your guide will not appear in guide lists or search results.
    • This will not completely hide the guide from the public, however. 
    • Published and private guides assigned to this type can still be viewed by anyone who knows its URL.

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