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Make blog site (subsite) show topsite left navigation (quick launch)

  Asked By: Kyle    Date: Jun 09    Category: MOSS    Views: 2067

There is a blog site created under the portal site on MOSS.

I was able to modify the default.aspx page from the blog site to
remove the overwrite to the ContentPlaceHolder PlaceHolderLeftNavBar
in the default.master in the blog site so the default.aspx does not
show the standard blog left navigation.

Under Site Actions -> Site Settings ->Navigation of the blog site,
anything I create is under the heading of the blog site name.

What do I have to do to make the default.aspx page from the blog site
show the quick launch of the portal site? Or is it possible?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ella Sargent     Answered On: Jun 09

The quicklaunch bar is designed to show  local navigation  while the TopNav bar is
designed to show global navigation. Both navigation menus use the same server
control, but each is configured on the master page  differently. To do what you
want to do you will need to add the override for the PlaceHolderLeftNavBar back
into the page and add appropriately configured ASPmenu and SiteMapDataSource
controls to that location. This will override the Quicklaunch on the master
page (which is set to show links relative to the site) with a QuickLaunch that
you can configure to show links relative to the Portal. I think the attribute
you will need to adjust on the SiteMapDataSource is the StartingNodeUrl.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ahmad Johns     Answered On: Jun 09

I will give it a try sometime later and will report back.