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I want to send a link to a guide to someone which will default to the mobile site for the guide. How can I do that?

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011  |  441 Views
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This will depend on whether the person will click on the link from a regular computer, or from a mobile device. A mobile device should automatically redirect the person to the mobile version of the guide, but if you need them to view the mobile version from a regular computer, you'll need to share the mobile link.

The link to the mobile version of the guide will work in either of those cases - here's what it looks like:

Let's say you have the following "normal" link: 

http://demo.libguides.com/content.php?pid=81130

(Even if a guide has a friendly URL, it also has a PID - click on a tab within that guide to find out the PID.) 

Just add _mobile after the word content. So the mobile version of that guide can be accessed at:

http://demo.libguides.com/content_mobile.php?pid=81130

The same logic applies if you want to link to a specific page within the guide. For example, if you had the following "normal" link:

http://demo.libguides.com/content.php?pid=81130&sid=601655

Then the mobile version would be:

http://demo.libguides.com/content_mobile.php?pid=81130&sid=601655

NOTE: We recommend using Chrome or Safari to view the mobile version of your guides on a non-mobile device. A regular computer browser/monitor utilizes different settings than mobile devices, so results will vary from browser to browser. :)

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