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Managing Site Navigation

This walk-through will explore current navigation settings between parent and child sites. The walk-through will then modify the child sites to share navigation links with their parent.

  1. Verify that both the Project X and the Marketing sites have separate Top Link Bars and Quick Launches.
    1. Verify that you are currently in the Project X home page by clicking the Project X link in the Top Link Bar. Project X home page
    2. Note that there are no additional links in the Top Link Bar of the Project X site.
    3. There is currently no obvious way to navigate back to the parent site Marketing from the child site Project X. To navigate back to Marketing, remove the text in browser's address field back to "Marketing" as shown in the screen capture. Marketing URL address
    4. Note that now the Top Link Bar has a Marketing link as well as a Project X link. Also note that the Quick Launch Menu lists only content from this site. Marketing navigation.
    5. Just as before, there is yet no obvious way to navigate to the parent site of Marketing. To navigate back to Contoso Home Site, the root site, remove the text in browser's address field back to before "Marketing" as shown in the screen capture. Contoso URL address
    6. Note that the root parent site currently has the three links in the Top Link Bar as shown in the image. The Contoso Home Site link in this site's Top Link Bar links to the Home page for this site. Additionally, the Quick Launch Menu only has links for content within this site.Contoso navigation.
  2. Configure the Project X site to share the Top Link Bar of its parent site Marketing.
    1. Navigate to the Project X site by first clicking the Marketing link in the Top Link Bar of the root parent site and then clicking the Project X link in the Top Link Bar of the Marketing site.
    2. Within the Project X site, click the Settings button and select the Site Settings link from the menu. Project X settings menu.
    3. Click the Top link bar link under the Look and Feel group on the Site Settings page.Site Settings page
    4. Click the Use Links from Parent link on the Top Link Bar settings page.Top Link Bar settings
    5. Click the OK button on the Message from webpage dialog window warning us that our current Top Link Bar links will be deleted.Message from webpage
    6. Verify that now the Project X site has the same Top Link Bar as the parent Marketing site.Top Link bar inherited
    7. Click the Marketing link in the Top Link Bar and verify that it takes us to the Home page of the Marketing site.
  3. Configure the Marketing site to share the Top Link Bar of its parent site, Contoso Home Site .
    1. Within the Marketing site, click the Settings button and select the Site Settings link from the menu. Project X settings menu.
    2. Click the Top link bar link under the Look and Feel group on the Site Settings page. Site Settings page
    3. Click the Use Links from Parent link on the Top Link Bar settings page.Top Link Bar settings
    4. Click the OK button on the Message from webpage dialog window warning us that our current Top Link Bar links will be deleted.Message from webpage
    5. Verify that now the Marketing site has the same Top Link Bar of the parent, but you have lost the link to Project X. You can fix that by modifying the Top Link Bar of the root parent site.Top Link bar inherited
    6. Click the Contoso Home Site link in the Top Link Bar and verify that it takes you to the Home page of the root parent site.
  4. Add a new link to the Top Link Bar of the root parent site.
    1. While in the root parent site, click the Settings button and select the Site Settings link from the menu. Project X settings menu.
    2. Click the Top link bar link under the Look and Feel group on the Site Settings page. Site Settings page
    3. Click the New Navigation Link link on the Top Link Bar settings page.New navigation link setting
    4. On the Edit Navigation Link page enter "http://<<your site goes here>>/marketing/projectx" in the Type the Web address field. In the Type the description field, enter "Project X". Click the OK button to save your changes.
    5. Verify that the new Project X link in the Top Link Bar works by clicking it. The link should take you to the Home page of the Project X site.Top Link Bar
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