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Getting Started with LibGuides (Library Staff Only): Add/Edit Tabs

A guide for library staff when creating new libguides

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.

Adding & Editing Tabs

Creating new tabs/pages:

  1. Click on Add/Reuse Pages on the dashboard bar.
  2. Select Create New Page.
  3. 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.
  4. Leave as Top Level unless you want to make the page a sub-tab of another page. (See Adding Sub-Tabs below.)
  5. Click Create this Page.

Reordering tabs/pages:

  1. click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  2. Select Reorder/Move Pages.
  3. Drag and drop the tab/page titles until they are in the correct order.
  4. Click on Update Tab 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:

  1. Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar at the top of the page.
  2. Select Add New Page.
  3. Enter a name for the sub-tab.
  4. Click on the Add as a Top Level drop-down menu and change it, selecting the main tab under which you want the sub-tab to appear.
  5. Click Create this Page.

Note that sub-tabs are always listed in alphabetical order and cannot be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. To change the order, include numbers in the sub-tab names (i.e. "1. Encyclopedias", "2. Dictionaries", etc.)

Copying/Linking to a Page

To copy an entire page from another guide

  1. click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar
  2. select Add/Reuse Page
  3. Select the guide and page you want to copy

NB: the default option is linking to the other guide's page. If you want to copy, then click the box to copy the guide.

    Linking to Another Guide

    To create a tab that links to another guide, do the following:

    1. go to Add/Edit Pages in your orange menu bar
    2. select Add/Reuse Page and give your tab a title
    3. paste in the URL of the guide you want to link to.
    4. Make sure the link is a public link, ie, does not have the letters "ae" in the URL after the 2nd slash
      • Good URL=
      • Bad URL=