Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Consistent Site Title & Description

With the new year a lot of people are finally making the move to SharePoint 2013. They have either never used SharePoint before and are getting a brand new experience or they have ridden the waves of 2007 and 2010 and are taking the steps to upgrading to 2013.

With all the new great features of SharePoint 2013 I am still scratching my head on why the product team removed some basic features such as a consistent breadcrumb, site title, and description.

In the video below I describe how to add back in the SharePoint site title and Description and ways that you can transform your 2013 site to a more constant experience that you had in pervious versions of SharePoint.

Below are the code snippets that you will need to do this on your own.

Site Title:
<span class="custom-sitetitle"><SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Title" runat="server"/></span>

Site Description:
<div class="custom-sitedescription"><SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property="Description" runat="server"/></div>

Site Title Hyperlink:
<SharePoint:SPSimpleSiteLink NavigateUrl="~sitecollection/" runat="server" id="sitelink"></SharePoint:SPSimpleSiteLink>

Completed Master Page:
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Thanks and Enjoy!


The Geeks said...

hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)

westerdaled said...

Eriks, I had a quicky query re putting the people search wp in the header of a branded master page . Is your email working?

Jo-Lee said...

Hello - I love this code! I put in on my site however, and now my homepage has 2 site titles. I am using a WIki Home Page and not a Web part home page.