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Link Problem on WSS

  Asked By: Chelsea    Date: Apr 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1861

Is there some way to add Links to the left pane (Quick Launch) bar on
each Site in WSS?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Apr 14

There are a number of things you can do. (Not in any specific order)

1) Modify the underlying page and add  the links  directly. This is probably best done within your own custom site  definition as to not modify the built in Microsoft ones.

2) Modify the underlying page to add a web part zone here then you can drag and drop parts. Again do this in your own definition. (my favorite solution)

3) Frontpage.

4) Content editor web part. Haven’t done this, but I bet that you could use this to inject some html into the div used for the quick  launch. This does not require you to edit the site definition so if you are a javascript person this is a good option.

5) Hide the quick launch  using java script (hide the div) then use the other web part zones to create your links. See Todd Blog mindsharpblogs.com/.../801.aspx

Answer #2    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Apr 14

I'm just a Novice at this.
How do I modify the underlying page?
How do I know if I've created a Custom site  definition?

Answer #3    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Apr 14

There are now numerous articles out there about creating your own custom
site definition. In fact, even in the SDK there are now sections that
discuss how to do this.

Download my custom site  definition tips on Mindsharp's Premium Content

Answer #4    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Apr 14

It is better to open Onet.xml fil in respective folder and add  a new
link in it(navbar tag). Since it wont affect already created sites
so we need to look into font page approach. We should avoid this
approach as this will create a new page in data base and hence slow
down performance.

Answer #5    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Apr 14

I seem to remember that navigation wasn’t cast from the ONET.XML on site  creation, site navigation changed to match the current entries in ONET.XML. Are you sure that it won’t effect created sites?

Answer #6    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Apr 14

Modifying the NavBar elements in the ONET.XML _will_ affect any linkbar
that has not been edited using FrontPage. The change will require an
IISRESET as this information is cached by SharePoint.

Answer #7    Answered By: Alisha Holmes     Answered On: Apr 14

I have added a new link  in top bar  by changing Onet.xml.
and i used following tag.
<NavBarLink Name="Create" Url="http://microsoft.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://microsoft.com" />
Restart IIS.
This will have effect on new sites which uses this template.
May be you can try this... in Onet.xml (Note in this NavBar tag is
already defined and you have to add  NavBarLink in it.)
<NavBar Name="Pictures" Prefix="<table border=0 cellpadding=4
cellspacing=0>" Body="<tr><td><table border=0 cellpadding=0
cellspacing=0><tr><td><img src='/_layouts/images/blank.gif' ID='100'
alt='Icon' border=0> </td><td valign=top><a
href='#URL#'>#LABEL#</td></tr></table></td></tr>" Suffix="</table>"
ID="1005" >
<NavBarLink Name="Create" Url="http://microsoft.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://microsoft.com" />
And we should avoid Front page aproach as this creates new page in

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