Customizing a guide's friendly URL

Getting there

To change a guide's friendly URL, 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 friendly URL

Each guide you create will have its own unique ID number. By default, that ID number will be used to give your guide a unique (but not exactly memorable) URL. For example:

https://yourlibrary.libguides.com/c.php?g=123456

Fortunately, you can customize that by giving it a friendly URL. This allows you to replace the portion of the URL following your domain name with your own custom string. For example:

https://yourlibrary.libguides.com/my-friendly-url
  1. Click on the pencil () icon next to the Friendly URL field at the top of the guide.
  2. In the window that appears, add, edit, or remove the text for the guide's friendly URL.
    • The friendly URL may only contain alphanumeric characters, dashes, forward-slashes, and underscores.
    • While uppercase letters are supported, we recommend using lowercase letters to keep things simple.
  3. ​Click the Save button.

Clicking the pencil icon to edit the friendly URL

Changing a guide's friendly URL

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