2013 and 2016 SharePoint Button Tutorial
Buttons are another way we can provide intuitive navigation for our site users.
Situations where the use of buttons may be appropriate:
1. To provide easy access to other related SharePoint sites (that may be several clicks away). For example, when implementing sites, you may choose to add a help button that links to a Technical FAQ Wiki.
2. To provide navigation in a Web Part Page (WPP). Unless we access the code and ‘unblock’ the Quick Launch bar, we don’t get that navigational tool on a Web Part Page. Using breadcrumbs to navigate out of a WPP can also be confusing to novice SharePoint users because the breadcrumbs (of course) map to the library holding this file. Because of this, whenever I create a WPP I like to give users a ‘home’ button to give them easy access back to where they came from.
3. To provide links into specific list and library views. Remember when you change views in a list or library, the URL also changes. You can use that path to provide users a link directly to a filtered view– for example, to provide a view of items that have been recently added –or to provide direct access a new list item form.
4. To provide access to an external site or a network directory. If you have an address for it, you can link to it (it doesn’t have to be another SharePoint site).
The point is to provide your site users with navigation that is intuitive and easy to use. Buttons certainly fit the bill on both criteria. Ok, have I sparked your interest yet? The below steps will demonstrate how to add a button using SharePoint 2013 and 2016.
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