Skip to Questions

Guide FAQ - Your LibGuides v1 Questions. Answered!


How do I publish my guide?

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2011  |  10260 Views
Topics: Guides

Was this helpful? 11   4


By default, your guide is unpublished when it is created. When you're ready to share your guide with the world, you need to publish it:

  1. While in edit mode in your guide, click Guide Settings > Change Guide Information in the orange command bar.
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled Guide Publication Status. There are 3 possible statuses: 
    • Unpublished: This is the default status for a new guide. No one will be able to see this guide unless they have a login to your LibGuides system. 
    • Published: Your guide is published, available to the world through your LibGuides site, search engines, the LibGuides Community site, and anywhere else you publish the link.
    • Private: The guide is published, *but* the only people who can get to it are people who know the URL. It will not show up in any lists on your site, nor will it show up in any searches (on your site or through Google/any other search engine.
  3. (Optional) If you choose Published, you will also have the option of posting an announcement about your newly published guide on Twitter. Just click Post to Twitter
  4. Click Save to change your guide's status and (optionally) post the status update to Twitter. 

Answered by Anna BurkeBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (2)

  1. In the 'Friendly URL' box, does a whole URL go there ie starting with http and ending with the name of the guide, or is it just one word to complete the URL that is before the box?
    by Claire Bailey on Aug 04, 2010.
  2. Hi Claire - All you need to add is the one word to complete the URL that is before the box. :)
    by Anna on Aug 05, 2010.

Need Help?

This site contains FAQs for LibGuides v1 only.

To Access Help Documentation for LibGuides v2 -

Click on the HELP in the Orange Command Bar of your system.

You must be logged into LibApps to access all version 2 Help documentation.


  • search / submit a question here,
  • You can access LibGuides v1 Help guides,
  • or email

Follow LibGuidesFAQ on Twitter Follow us on Twitter!
 Your questions, answered!

Browse by Popular Topics

Accounts  –  Admin Area  –  API / Widgets  –  Boxes  –  Catalog / Database Integration  –  CSS  –  Customization  –  E-Reserves  –  Embedding Objects  –  General System Questions  –  Group Management  –  Guides  –  Holiday Closures  –  How To...  –  Images  –  LibGuides CMS  –  Links  –  Mobile  –  Pages / Tabs  –  Profiles  –  RSS  –  Search  –  Security  –  Statistics  –  Subject Categories  –  Survey/Form Tool  –  System Administrators  –  Tags  –  Webinar  
View All Topics

Related content from Springshare Help