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How do I link to another guide?

I want to create a new page in my guide and then put a link on that page to another guide in my system.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2010  |  3199 Views

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There are a couple of ways to link to another guide in your system:

  • Making the page (or tab) a link, so when a user clicks on that page/tab name, it brings them to that other guide, or
  • Using the Simple Web Links box or Links & Lists box on a page.

Either way, the first thing you need is the link for the other guide.

  1. Go to the guide you want to link to.
  2. Copy the link to the address - either from the address bar or by copying the URL listed under the guide name (next to the "last updated" date).

Make a Page (Tab) Link to That Guide

  • Screen shot of Add New Page box.If the page has not yet been created:
    1. Go to Add/Edit Pages > Add New Page
    2. Give the page a name.
    3. Paste the other guide's URL in the URL (Optional) box.
      1. To make it a relative URL (where the link doesn't appear in a new window) just include everything after the forward slash. Example:
        • Instead of: http://demo.libguides.com/history
        • Use: /history
        • Note: This feature can only be used for guides created in your system.
  • Click Create Page.
  • If the page has already been created:
    1. Go to Add/Edit Pages > Change Page Info
    2. From the drop down, choose the page you want to edit.
    3. Screen shot of Change Page Info box.The name will automatically appear in the New Name box. Change it if you wish.
    4. Paste the other guide's URL in the URL (Optional) box.
    5. Give the page a description. (optional) This description will appear as a tool tip when the user mouses over the page name.
    6. Click Save Changes.

  • Add A Links Box to Your Page

    1. Click Add New Box and choose either a Simple Web Links box or a Links & Links
    2. Click Add a New Link
    3. Enter a title and paste the URL of the other guide.
    4. (Optional) Enter a description and/or other information.
    5. Click Create Link.
    Answered by Anna BurkeBookmark and Share

    Other Answers / Comments (2)

    1. When you link a tab to another guide, is it possible to have that new guide open in the same tab/window rather than a new one?
      by Taryn on Jan 30, 2012.
    2. Hi, Taryn -

      If you’d like your link to open in the same window, you can use what’s called the “relative” URL. If your guide URL is something like http://demo.libguides.com/myguide, then /myguide is the relative URL. If your guide URL is something like http://demo.libguides.com/content.php?pid=123456 then your relative URL is /content.php?pid=123456.

      If you look at the ‘Make a Page (Tab) Link to that Guide’ section on this page, it shows you how to do this in more detail. :)
      by Laura Harris on Jan 31, 2012.

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