Customising your homepage


Rather than the buttons on the homepage being hardcoded, they are defined by a list within the CRM site. This means you can easily add/remove/edit buttons using just your web browser, here's how to do so:

  1. From the Site Actions, choose View All Site Content
  2. Open the PortalMenu list
Items can then be edited in the same way as any other SharePoint 2010 list, below is a description of options available:
  • Section - Defines which section the button will be shown in on your homepage
  • Order - Defines the order of the buttons within a section
  • Button Name - The text that will be displayed within the button
  • Link - The URL that users will be taken to when the button is clicked
  • Hover - The text shown when a user hovers over a button
  • Dialog - Specifies whether the page that the button links to will open in a popup dialog box
  • New Project Form - If this option is checked the Link field will be ignored an the button will open the new project form.

Adding new Sections

New sections can be added to the homepage, but will required the use of SharePoint Designer to do so:
  1. Open the PortalMenu list as described above, the go to the List Settings page
  2. Edit the Section column, then add the name of your new section as a choice
  3. Create a new list item with your new choice set within the Section field
  4. Navigate to your homepage, and set the page to edit mode
  5. Export any sections web part, then import the web part and add it to any zone
  6. Using SharePoint Designer open the homepage (SitePages\default.aspx)
  7. Select the new web part, the update the filter to match the new choice you added to the section column

Last edited Oct 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM by SPCloudGuy, version 1

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