Chapter 20

Setting Navigation Options in Publishing Sites

As you saw in Lesson 19, “Setting Up a Publishing Site,” one of the major site management changes from team sites you'll encounter when working with publishing sites is in navigation. There are many changes awaiting you and much more control over how SharePoint navigation is controlled within a publishing site. In this lesson, we look at a SharePoint site with publishing features enabled.

Navigational Options

The navigation options when publishing features are enabled on the Site Settings screen for a publishing site are as follows:

  • Global Navigation: Navigation links available to all sites within the site collection. You can choose to display subsites and pages within the site collection global navigation.
  • Maximum Number of Dynamic Items to Show Within This Level of Navigation: This is used to display a drop-down submenu showing subsites within a site on the global navigation. The number defines how many levels of information to make available on the drop-down.
  • Current Navigation: Navigation links for the current site which are located on the Quick Launch–type menu on the left side of the web page. In the current navigation, you can also choose to show subsites and pages within the menu.
  • Sorting: You can choose automatic sorting of navigation subsites, pages, headings, and individual navigations links, or have SharePoint sort these items automatically. If you choose automatic sorting, you can choose the column under which ...

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