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LibGuides for Guide Authors: Getting Started (OLD)

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Add/Edit Tabs

Everything -- well, nearly everything -- you need to get started with LibGuides and publish your guides

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This guide is for archival purposes only.

Please see the new LibGuides Best Practices guide for updated content.

About Tabs & Pages

A LibGuide can consist of a single page with one or more content boxes or multiple pages with content boxes on them.

Pages are accessed via the tab bar which appears on every page. See the box at right to learn how to add and edit pages and tabs.

Copying a Page

To copy an entire page from another guide, click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar and select Add/Reuse Page. Then click on Reuse Exisiting Page and select the guide and page you want to copy.

Check the box that says "Create a copy of this page rather than linking to the original." If you select this option, changes made to the original page will not affect this copy you are creating.

Adding & Editing Tabs

Creating new tabs/pages:

  • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Add/Reuse Page.
  • Enter a title for the page.
    • Keep titles short. Tip: Use & instead of and in titles.
    • Use title case (all words capitalized except for internal articles, prepositions, and conjunctions) in page names.
  • Add a page description. (Optional: If added,  the description will appear when a user puts the cursor on the tab for that page.)
  • Leave as Top Level unless you want to make the page a sub-tab of another page. (See Adding Sub-Tabs below.)
  • Click Create Page.

Reordering tabs/pages:

  • To change the order of tabs/pages, click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Reorder/Move Pages.
  • Drag and drop the tab/page titles until they are in the correct order.
  • Click on Save Order.

Adding Sub-Tabs

Sub-tabs are pages that appear in a drop-down menu from a main tab. Sub-tabs are less readily visible to the user and should be used carefully. If they are used, it is best to include references and links to the sub-tabs from the main page under which they appear.

Creating sub-tabs:

  • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar at the top of the page.
  • Select Add/Reuse Page.
  • Enter a name for the sub-tab.
  • Enter a description.(Optional: If added,  the description will appear when a user puts the cursor on the sub-tab for that page.)
  • Click on the Position drop-down menu and change from  Add as a Top Level by selecting the main tab under which you want the sub-tab to appear.
  • Click Create Page.

Reordering sub-tabs/pages:

  • To change the order of sub-tabs/pages, click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Reorder/Move Pages.
  • Change "Reorder the top-level pages" to the sub-page you want to reorder.
  • Drag and drop the sub-tab/page titles until they are in the correct order.
  • Click on Save Order.