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Customize a page's friendly URL

What is a 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. Similarly, each page of your guide will also have its own unique ID number. Combined, the URL for a page will look something like this:

https://yourlibrary.libguides.com/c.php?g=123456&p=78901

Where g=123456 represents the guide's ID number and p=78901 represents the page's ID number.

Fortunately, you can customize that by giving your guide and each of its pages 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/history/databases

The friendly URL of each page will display after the friendly URL of the guide, just like it's a subdirectory. In the example above, history is the friendly URL of the guide and databases is the friendly URL of an individual page of that guide.


Giving a page a friendly URL

Note: Before you can begin, you must first give your guide a friendly URL if it does not already have one.

  1. While editing your guide, click on the page you want to customize in your guide's navigation menu (i.e. tabs or side-navigation).
  2. Click on the pencil () icon next to the Page URL field at the top of the guide, right above your content columns.
  3. 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.
  4. ​Click the Save button.

Clicking on the pencil icon for the Page URL

Customizing a page's friendly URL 

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