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How do I link to a tab / page /subpage in my guide?

Last Updated: May 31, 2012  |  5121 Views

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Just go to the page you want to link to and copy the URL from the address bar. Each page URL is unique and permanent, yet separate from the "friendly" URL. If you look at the URL for any page in any guide, it contains two pieces of information: pid refers to the overall guide, and sid refers to each individual page within the guide.

For example, this link is for the Customize Your Profile page in the Introduction to LibGuides guide in the Help system: http://help.libguides.com/content.php?pid=34814&sid=255988

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Other Answers / Comments (4)

  1. Hi,
    If you have a Friendly URL set up, is there a way to use that URL instead of the pid number?
    by David Lee on Aug 29, 2011.
  2. Hi, David! If I understand you correctly, you're wondering if something like:

    http://help.springshare.com/intro&sid=255988

    Would work. Unfortunately not! If you'd like to link to a specific page, you will need to include the content.php?pid= portion of the URL.

    Thanks for your question! We have been talking about ways to add friendly URLs for other things in LibGuides, so maybe having friendly URLs for pages is something that can happen in the future.
    by Laura Harris on Aug 29, 2011.
  3. Hi,

    I have heard a rumour that it should be possible to also link directly to a box, is that true? And if so, then how?

    Thnx!
    /Ingela
    by Ingela Wahlgren on Aug 22, 2012.
  4. Hi Ingela!
    Yes it is :-)
    Here's how:
    http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=1920
    by Valentina Mayz on Aug 22, 2012.

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