Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update: Creating a Two Tier Global Navigation

There have been multiple request for the source code related to my original post for creating a two tier global navigation in SharePoint 2007. Click HERE to download the supporting files.

Here is what it will look like with once implemented with just the OOTB styles:


Steps to get it implemented:

  1. Download the .zip file: HERE
  2. Navigate on your server to the following location: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80
  3. Rename original “web.config” to “web_original.config”
  4. Copy custom web.config file to this location
  5. Open up the “_app_bin” folder in that same directory and copy in the “mainMenu.sitemap” file
  6. Upload the custom master page “globalnav.master” into the site collection master page gallery.
  7. Choose the globalnav.master as your site master page
  8. Once you see that it is working simply update the mainMenu.sitemap file in with your custom nodes.



Kevin Paxton said...

Does this same principal work in SP 2010? Have you tested it or tried it? I need to do a similar configuration but we have 2010 installed and I'm not sure if those differences between 2010 and 2007 would matter in this instance.

Erik Swenson said...

I have created a new post on how to use this method to create a Two Tier Global navigation for SharePoint 2010.

Anonymous said...

Can it be work on WSS3 ?

Anonymous said...

I am interested too in WSS 3.0, i would help me a lot. Do you know if that´s its possible?