Enhancing Top Link Bar and Quick Launch
Activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure to enhance the Top Link Bar with a drop-down list of links from the header to any location within or outside of the SharePoint parent/sub-site construct.
The Quick Launch and Top Link Bar of your non-publishing SharePoint parent or sub-site can be easily enhanced from >Site Actions >Site Settings >Look and Feel >Quick launch – OR – >Top link bar.
The Top Link Bar would be able to represent simple links to either sub-sites or anything else. The Quick Launch can be enhanced as you please (e.g. bundling specific libraries and lists together under specific heading names).
Working with a publishing SharePoint site – having activated SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure – allows you to enhance the Top Link Bar even further, with the ability to add drop-down lists of links from the header to anything within or outside of the parent or sub-sites. Once this is activated (from the parent site), the Top Link Bar from the parent and all sub-sites can be enhanced as seen below.
Activating SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure
From the parent SharePoint site in question, from >Site Settings >Site Collection Administration, click >Site collection features followed by activating >SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure:
Enhancing Quick Launch and Top Link Bar for Publishing Sites
- Site Actions
- Site Settings
- Look and Feel
- Navigation Editing and Sorting
- Add Heading (can be a link as well or just a header without linking to anything or anywhere)
- Click once on / identify the new heading and choose Add Link
Global Navigation = Top Link Bar / Current Navigation = Quick Launch
Please contact us with any questions.