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LibGuides Manual

Working With Pages

Most LibGuides will consist of multiple pages. Pages are a great way to organize and "chunk" your content into easily digestible components. For example, if you have a subject guide on "history," you could start with an overview page, then have additional pages focused on databases, primary vs. secondary sources, citations, and so on.

By default, when you create a new guide an initial page will be created for you by default called Introduction.

Video Tutorial - Adding Pages

Begin by watching a short video tutorial that includes best practices for creating guide pages.  This tutorial is 05:18 in length.

View all LibGuides Tutorials on the LS Training website.

Adding a New Page

  1. While editing your guide, click on the "Add New Page" ( + button at the bottom of the left column)
  2. Select Create New Page
  3. Select Regular for page type
  4. Select the Position on the page (a top-level page will show up in the navigation menu)

Components of a Page

The example below is located at URL:

Please note: The header and footer are controlled by the Library of Congress standard LibGuides template.  All other areas of the page are “styled” by the template but “populated” with the content that you create.

Components of a LibGuide page

Introductory Text

Include an Introductory box for every page of your guide. Remember that all pages of your LibGuides are discoverable via search engines (both internal and external). If someone lands on an internal page of your guide, it is important to provide a bit of context that orients the user to the content of the page and relates that content to the overall guide.  

Best practice: It is recommended that a “floated” box is used at the top of each page of your guides that contains this content (a couple sentences can work, or the text can be more a paragraph or two). We recommend that you title these boxes something constituent like, “Introduction – [Name of the Page]” (e.g., “Introduction – Green Business General Resources”). 

Creating Subpages

  1. While editing your guide, click on the "Add New Page" ( + button at the bottom of the left column)
  2. Select Create New Page
  3. Select Regular for page type
  4. From the "Position" drop-down menu, select sub-page of and select the appropriate location of the sub-page

Friendly URLs

In addition to the friendly URL you assign to your guide, each page you add to your guide must also have a friendly URL. Friendly URLs should be human readable and are used by search engines as metadata to increase the findability of your guide -- an important component of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Rules for Friendly URLs:

  • Use only lowercase letters
  • Use complete words; avoid abbreviations
  • Separate words with hyphens; do not use underscore characters
Guide friendly URL: 
Page friendly URL:


When you create subpages, you will need to build the parent page "slug" into the child page URL.

Parent Page: 
Child Page:

Reusing and Reordering Pages

  1. Follow the same steps to create a new page
  2. Select the Reuse Existing Page tab
  3. Select a Guide from the drop-down menu
  4. Select the Position on the page
  5. Select Save to create the page

​Reorder or Move a Page

  • To Reorder or Move a Page, click on "PAGE" > select Pages under REORDER / MOVE

Edit a Page

Click on "PAGE" (with the gear icon) and select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu:

Edit page


  • To change the name of a page, select "Page Properties"
  • Under VISIBILITY, if you select "do not show on public guide," the page will be hidden from public view. Note: only designated reviewers can "unhide" a page
  • You can REORDER/MOVE : pages, boxes and content items (such as links)
  • deleting a page cannot be undone

Suppressing the Page Title on the Home Page

By default, the “Page Title” will display on all pages of your guide, including the homepage.  And, the required Page Title name for the homepage of every guide is "Introduction". If you wish to suppress the page title (only on the home page of your guide), please follow these instructions:

1. Anywhere in the first box on your page, choose Add / Reorder to display the drop-down menu. Then, select Add Media / Widget from that menu.


2. The “Add Media / Widget” window will appear.   

3. Select the Reuse Existing Widget tab, then type “suppress” in the box to locate the appropriate widget.  Select the widget by clicking on it and more prompts will appear on the screen.  It is very important that you "Reuse" this widget and don't create a new copy of it.

Suppress Page Title


4.  Do NOT make a copy.  Do click Save to insert the Widget.

Click Save