Solved

Custom SP Categories

Posted on 2012-04-05
7
259 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-05
I am a SP Team Site Owner, and I want to know what it takes to add a custom categories, and if I have the permissions/tools to do it. Current site has Libraries, Lists and Discussions.

Navigating through the generic Lists is cumbersome once you accumulate enough lists. I would like to have subcategories under lists or at least separate, like Lists: Calendar, Lists: Tasks, Lists: Links....
0
Comment
Question by:K_Deutsch
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Jamie McAllister MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 37811782
If I understand you, it's easy!

Go into the Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Navigation settings for your site.

This is also at the url   http://YourTeamSite/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx

In there you'll see the Libraries, Lists and Discussions headings for your navigation. (under "Navigation Editing and Sorting ")

You can add and remove headings, and move the items around there.
0
 

Author Comment

by:K_Deutsch
ID: 37811842
Perfect. What I want to do after adding new headings is move certain existing lists from LISTS to my custom headings. Do you know of a way to do that BESIDES SharePoint publishing infrastructure (IT will not give me the privileges) and BESIDES ShareGate Bundle ($300 software...too much money just to acquire the function of moving/copying lists).
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McAllister MVP
ID: 37811879
You dont have to physically move the lists to change the navigation heading they sit under. Using the "Move Up" and "Move Down" buttons will shift lists between headings.

If you DO need to physically move lists, it can be done, but is a little complicated.

But it sounds like that's not needed on this occasion?
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 

Author Comment

by:K_Deutsch
ID: 37812379
I created a new heading called Document Links, under which I want to drop individual link lists for easy navigation to frequently used Share Point documents by department. I can set Document Links heading to any URL I want, but once done, clicking on the heading takes me to an error page. Also, if i try to create a list item from all site content, how do I drop it into Document Links instead of Lists, where it goes by default?
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McAllister MVP
ID: 37812462
What Document Links heading url is giving an error? What's the page url where you're taken and see the error? Somewhere in SharePoint?

Your Navigation headings are custom created. They aren't real places in the site. New lists are going to have to be placed there, you can't set them to go into the navigation group you want by default.
0
 

Author Comment

by:K_Deutsch
ID: 37812501
ok, i think i see. i cannot create a new list from scratch and have it drop into my custom heading. i have to create it to the default Lists, and the move it around from there
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McAllister MVP
ID: 37812545
Yes. Exactly that.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Instant VM Recovery 4 94
How can I get a list of all SharePoint document libraries using UI? 5 43
server program files 24 62
SharePoint 2013 List with Ratings 6 68
When installing SharePoint 2010 RTM I came across a strange error, I was getting timeouts during the installation. I searched the web and found the best solution to be found here (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010genera…
SharePoint Designer 2010 has tools and commands to do everything that can be done with web parts in the browser, and then some – except uploading a web part straight into a page that is edited in SPD. So, can it be done? Scenario For a recent pr…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question