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I want to add a link to our top link bar on Sharepoint 2007. Under Site Settings -> Top Link Bar, I was able to add in successfully. The problem is that it doesn't show up on the Home Page. It will show up under certain pages though, such as when I go to 'View all site content"

Can someone help me with adding a link to the top bar on the home page.

Thanks
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Question by:bendretread
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by:FastpayIT
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Have you modified the home page in SharePoint Designer? When you do that it creates a "ghosted" copy of the page and will break certain things like the link bar and quick launch.
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by:jessc7
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Has the home page been modified by someone using SharePoint Designer?
Has a custom master page been applied to the home page?
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by:jessc7
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Sorry FastpayIT - didn't see your post.
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by:bendretread
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It's very possible that it's been modified. Is there a way to "uncustomize" it? I can put the web-parts back together.
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by:FastpayIT
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In SharePoint Designer the file will show up with a blue "i" icon next to it if it has been modified. Right-click the file and select "Reset to Site Definition". That will make it re-inherit the master pages.
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by:FastpayIT
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Oh please note that by doing this you may lose yoru customizations of that page. Make a backup copy of it first...
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by:bendretread
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I did try that, but it didn't seem to do anything. Interestingly, when I look at the home page in sharepoint designer, it has web parts that we haven't used for years, and that don't show up on the current page.
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by:jessc7
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Is the site using a different page for the Welcome (entry) page? The default is typically default.aspx, but it can be modified to be something else. Look in the URL on the home page - is it referencing default.aspx?
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It is using default.aspx.
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by:jessc7
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If you append ?contents=1 to the URL, do you see the web parts in the maintenance page? Maybe they are just closed and not deleted.
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That cleaned up the unused web parts. thanks.

I was able to create a new site & it showed right up in the top bar. I was also able to take that site & move it into a drop down using Site Actions -> Manage Content and Structure

I really don't want to create a new site, as I really just want to add a link for a single page to the top bar.
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by:jessc7
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DId you follow FastpayIT's instructions:

In SharePoint Designer the file will show up with a blue "i" icon next to it if it has been modified. Right-click the file and select "Reset to Site Definition". That will make it re-inherit the master pages.

As FastpayIT said, this will reset any customizations made by SharePoint Designer previously. You may want to make a copy of the file before you reset it.
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by:bendretread
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I did that. I didn't see an "i" prior to resetting the definition, which I thought was interesting. I tried both reset options. I specified the home page url, and I also chose to reset all pages.

I also restarted the sharepoint services after, just incase.

Still no change.

thanks also for helping.
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by:jessc7
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If you click on Site Actions, and then Site Settings, do you see an option for Modify Navigation?
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I do see that. I've added it manually in there as well & still can't see it.
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by:jessc7
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Are the Global Navigation and Current Navigation options set use the values of the current site or the parent site?
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by:bendretread
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I don't have the option to choose. Here is a screenshot  screen shot
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by:bendretread
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Just a follow-up, the KPI's is what I want to add, but is not visible on the top bar.
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by:TEEDA
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Are there any special permissions to the KPI or audience targeting that may be affecting the display/non-display?
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by:bendretread
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no, I double checked and they look ok.
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by:jessc7
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Bit of a puzzler. :)

Are there any Content Editor Web Parts on the home page that have CSS or JavaScript that would hide pieces of the Top Navigation?
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by:jessc7
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What happens if you remove the "KPI's" heading, but leave the "KPI's" link?

I'm reaching now...
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I figured it out. I gave up trying to get this to work & created a new site named KPI's. That showed up just fine. I wanted to change the default page to a different page within the site, but the setting wasn't there under Site Settings. So I went to Site Features to ensure Office SharePoint Server Publishing was activated. It wasn't. When I tried to activate I got an error stating the Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure needed to be activated. I went back to the main site and looked under Site Features, and it wasn't listed there. So after a little digging I found it under Site Collection features. Low and behold it was off, so when I activated it, tada, the Site Navigation settings took affect.

I didn't think that the Navigation settings would have shown up if the Infrastructure wasn't activated.

Thanks for trying to help resolve this issue.
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by:jessc7
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Interesting. Thanks for posting what you found, and I'm glad you got it figured out.
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I figured it out.
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