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How do I link to LibGuides from outside webpages?

It is best to use the friendly URL, aecontent.php with settings or content.php with settings? We are about to start putting redirects to the new LibGuides pages from our old guides pages and I want to be certain I have the right URL to use. Thanks!
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The two best options are the Friendly URL or the content.php option (with the rest of the link...pid=xxxxx, etc.).

For example, if I want to link people to the Box Types guide, I'd use the friendly URL because it's the easiest option:
http://help.springshare.com/boxtypes.

But if I felt compelled, I could also give the non-friendly content.php URL:
http://help.springshare.com/content.php?pid=101296

You don't want to use any URL that has aecontent.php because that is linking people to the edit view of the guide - the view you see when you're logged in to your system & editing your guide. We do have code in place that will force a non-logged in user to go to content.php instead of aecontent.php, but it's really better to get into the practice of using the friendly URL or content.php.

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