Hello, @Weisy. Thanks for reaching out.
You can avoid using the Blockspring. You can use Bubble’s own version of unique ID for the database thing in your workflow/design - https://bubble.io/reference#Data.Messages.CustomType._id.
Or try creating a random string that can be assigned to a thing and written down in database using the Random String Generator plugin - https://bubble.io/plugins
This Blockspring workaround, shown in the course, is just a nicer way of displaying the URL parameter so it is not that long a string as Bubble has, but we are using Bubble’s unique id even in our templates, which isn’t a big deal if you think about it.
Alongside using the Bubble’s unique ID parameter, you can use the slug parameter (it replaces the long unique ID with the custom value/text): https://manual.bubble.io/structuring-an-application/page-slugs
Hope it helps.