Installing the solution

Installation of the solution is done using the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell command Add-SPSolution


Activating the feature

Once the solution has been deployed to the web applications of your choice you will get a new feature in the site collection features list.



When the feature is activated the delegate control, administration page and custom site administration link are provisioned on your site collection.


Managing the feature

Under the Site Collection Administration group you will see a new link called "Suite Bar link configuration".



Clicking on this link will take you to the administration page for the feature.



The administration page contains all the tools you will need to manage links in the Suite bar. You will be displayed with a radio button list of termsets in the default termstore for the managed metadata service application associated with the web application your site collection belongs to. The list will only show termsets that are navigation enabled. To use one of the navigation enabled termsets in your Suite Bar simply select it, and click on ok.



You will be returned to the site settings page and you should now see your managed metadata termset in the Suite Bar area.

Additionally you can override any links that are already displayed in the Suite Bar area and just display your own.



Selecting the checkbox on the administration page allows you to do just that.




This solution is very much in its infancy in terms of features but I plan to add much much more. I would also be interested in getting your feedback as to how I can make this better and always welcome feature suggestions.



Last edited Aug 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM by LeeBrennan, version 11

Comments

wvanlue Jan 26, 2015 at 8:46 PM 
Can the links be moved from the right side of the SuiteBar to the left side? I was also having issues with sub-sites. The terms show up on the parent level, but when I get to the sub-sites, the terms do not show up. Any assistance available?

Lhadatt Mar 20, 2014 at 4:33 PM 
Thank you for this solution, LeeBrennan!

Just a note on the managed metadata term set requirement: Make sure that your term set is available for tagging. It won't show up for end users otherwise -- they'll just see the original links, or a blank area if you're overriding the originals.

avianwaves Nov 7, 2013 at 11:26 PM 
So I get zero radio buttons when I go to the suitebar link config. I have navigation enabled term sets. But, really, why does this rely on termsets to work? I just want a single little hard link and it's an act of congress to get SharePoint to do this.

RafaelDelgado Sep 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM 
Great solution, we have implemented it on out 2013 but unfortunately getting a server error '/' application. once the feature have been enabled. Any ideas?