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Libguides Editing Guidelines

Friendly URLs

Why use a friendly URL?

  • The default URLS are long and ugly. (example:  https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/c.php?g=1070534&p=7895082 )
  • A friendly URL looks better in email, chat, Slack, newsletters, or on posters and flyers.
  • A friendly URL is easy to tell someone verbally.

Use words from your title that are easy to remember.
Use the course number for a course page.

Examples:
https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/american-indian-studies

https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/chemistry

https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/ENVS210

If the name is really long, you might want to use an abbreviation.
https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/cct

How to:

1. Add a friendly URL for the whole guide
Look in the upper right of your editing page, where it says URL. Click the pencil icon.

where to edit the friendly URL

2. Add a friendly URL to each page
You can also create a friendly URL for each page. (Recommended!)

Example: https://libguides.library.arizona.edu/guidelines/friendly

Look just below the subjects and tags. Click the pencil icon.