Changing top link bar in SharePoint

Many times we upload templates or create sites for different purposes. Now when we upload template(s), they have their own name and description for that template which is some times very long. Most of the time we forgot to change it or we let it as it is. The time comes when the sites keep on increasing over the period of time.

Then you will need to customize the top link bar. In order to do that here are following action that you can perform on top link bar

  1. Configure the top link bar for a site
  2. Add, edit, or remove a link from the top link bar
  3. Reorder links on the top link bar

we will see one-by-one.

1) Configure the top link bar for a site

By default, when you create a new site, the site appears on the top link bar of the parent site, and the new site inherits the top link bar of the parent site. To stop using the top link bar from the parent site, you can change the setting at any time and use a customized top link bar for your subsite.

On the home page for the site, click the Site Actions menu , and then click Site Settings.

Note On a site for which the Site Actions menu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view.

  1. In the Look and Feel column, click Top link bar.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • To create custom links for the site, click Stop Inheriting Links.
    • To use the same links as the parent site, click Use Links from Parent.

2) Add, edit, or remove a link from the top link bar

If your site is using a unique top link bar, you can customize the links that appear on the top link bar for the site. Any sites created below the parent site can also be displayed on the top link bar, provided that the sites are configured to inherit the parent top link bar. You can also include links to other sites outside of your site collection.

On the home page for the site, click the Site Actions menu , and then click Site Settings.

Note On a site for which the Site Actions menu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view.

  1. In the Look and Feel column, click Top link bar.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To add a new link, click New Link. Type the URL and a description for the link.
    • To edit a link, click the Edit button . Make any necessary changes to the description.
    • To remove a link, click the Edit button , and then click Delete.
  3. Note When you delete a link from the top link bar, any links contained under that link are also deleted.

  4. Click OK.

3) Reorder links on the top link bar

You can change the order in which the tabs are displayed on the top link bar. Any changes that you make to the order of items on the top link bar are reflected in any sites that inherit top link bar navigation from your site.

On the home page for the site, click the Site Actions menu , and then click Site Settings.

Note On a site for which the Site Actions menu is customized, point to Site Settings, and then click the settings that you want to view.

  1. In the Look and Feel column, click Top link bar.
  1. Click Change Order.
  2. In the Link Order column, click options in the lists to change the order in which the links appear on the top link bar.
  3. Click OK.

That’s it and you are done….

Reference : http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-sharepoint-services-help/customize-site-navigation-HA010119100.aspx

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