Sunday, September 1, 2013

Promoted Links in SharePoint 2013

In this post we are going to see one of the new features in SP 2013 which is promoted links. Promoted links are new concept through which you can promote your links on various pages. The classic example would be the one that you see default on the page like below.

When you hover over a image it shows you a nice animation and description about that image - link. When you click on that link it takes you to the page where URL is defined where to navigate.

You do not need to anything special here to have that mouse hover effect. SP 2013 now comes with a brand new template called promoted links as a list template.

So let us create one list with the template promoted links and see what all fields are available which makes promoted links one of the cool features.

Click on add an app from gear icon. Remember now every list and library is called app in SP 2013 love it or not.

You will find promoted links template. Click on the template to create one.

Give name.

You will find two views created default. One where you can see a list with fields and values and other as a actual tile interface which looks like the first image which we have in this post.

As you can see you have various options to set. You can also set the launch behaviour while creating list item. I have it for Bing, Google and for Yahoo. After adding values into the list items and going to the tiles page give us a look like what we wanted.

As you can see you do not have to do any other settings. All the effect like displaying text in animated format when you hover the mouse is taken care by SharePoint itself.

I hope this helps. 

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