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.
Begin by watching a short video tutorial that includes best practices for creating guide pages. This tutorial is 05:18 in length.
The example below is located at URL: https://guides.loc.gov/13th-amendment
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.
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”).
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:
When you create subpages, you will need to build the parent page "slug" into the child page URL.
Click on "PAGE" (with the gear icon) and select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu:
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.
4. Do NOT make a copy. Do click Save to insert the Widget.