Promoted Links WebPart In SharePoint

In this article, I have explained how to create and use a promoted links webpart in SharePoint.

Introduction

Promoted links webpart is a new list webpart and a way of adding items. This webpart is almost the same as custom list webpart; only the look and feel are different. This webpart provides a tile view of items, like documents, lists and libraries, items, and pages.

Let’s go create and configure Promoted Links webpart.

Navigate to SharePoint site.

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Click Site Action -> Add an app.

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Click to create promoted links.  Provide the title (Shortcuts) and clcik "Create".
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On the first look, you get the following message -

“The list is empty. Add tiles from the All Promoted Links view".
 
This means that there is no link found to view the content in a tile. So, click on the "Add tiles from the promoted links view" to add the items.

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Click on "New Item".

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  • Title - It displays the title information of the link for display purposes.
  • Background Images - It displays the background images in the tile. For each item, the images are different. It looks cool when you apply.
  • Description - It displays the detailed information of the link.
  • Link Location - It helps to navigate to the link; may it be documents libraries, lists pages etc..
  • Launch Behavior - There three categories -
    • Page Navigation – It opens the links on same page.
    • Dialog – It opens a link inside a page dialog.
    • New tab – It opens a link in separate tab.

  • Order - It maintains the order of the tiles view, like - 1,2,3,4...

I have just added some files into the document library for viewing.

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Under “Csharpcorner”, I have two folders. Each folder contains some documents.


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Now, add a promoted link to this “Csharpcorner folder”.
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Now, provide all the information, set launch behavior as “dialog”, and click "Save".

So now, tile has been created successfully.

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Click on the tiles to view documents.

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Now, I am going to add more promoted links into this webpart to make its look and feel more awesome.
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Now, just swap the order of 4 to 1, changing the order between csharpcorner and office 365.
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This webpart looks cool, even without writing of any code or usage of third party plug-ins. Try this OOTB webpart on your own. I am sure, it will help you in branding some product or service, and will help satisfy some customer's needs.

Happy SharePointing!...