Friday, October 5, 2012

Handled routing using phrase store in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013 another function we must like is the Helpful URL's. This is primary function with regards to SEO as well. If your website has the customized routing needs to be applied then one way is to apply from the website configurations –> Navigation and add/edit/remove the hyperlinks whatever you want to appear on the website. Another way with SharePoint 2013 is to control the routing via Phrase Shop. You can make an expression set and conditions [Links] in it to demonstrate these conditions as hyperlinks on SharePoint website. For example, if you want to map your /pages/default.aspx with /home then it is possible with this new function.


This needs Handled Meta-data Assistance operating in the SharePoint atmosphere. For this, go to Main Control –> Program Control –> Handle Solutions on Hosting server –> Start the "Manage metadata service" if it is not already operating.

Once you started the assistance, go to Program Control –> Handle Service Programs –> Click on the "Manage Meta-data Service Application" –> Qualities [From ribbon] –> and check the checkbox which flows "This assistance application is the standard storage space location for pillar specific phrase sets". Otherwise you will see the below mistake while developing the phrase places "Failed to create phrase set. A standard handled metadata assistance relationship hasn't been specified."

Now, go ahead and create the managed navigation to our SharePoint site. Follow steps below.

1.            Go to Site Settings of the SharePoint 2013 site.
2.            Under Look and Feel section, click on Navigation link.
3.            Under Global Navigation section, select the option "Managed Navigation: The navigation items will be represented using a Managed Metadata term set".
4.            Under managed navigation term set section, you will see options to create the navigation. See below

From the button which is available there click on it to create an empty term set or you can use Term Store Management Tool.
Create Term Set and add how many terms you required. Once added the term click on the term and you can see multiple tabs.
Here click on the Navigation tab and fill all the details. In the node type select what type of navigation item it is, just a link or header text or link to another item in the SharePoint. You can map/link any SharePoint url to this navigation item like page, image path, folder url or anything.

Preserve your changes and see the website to see your new handled routing which is motivated through phrase shop. Cool!


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