How to create drop-down menu in the SharePoint Foundation subsite via SharePoint Designer (SharePoint 2010)

  • Synopsis

    This guide will show you how to create drop-down menu in the SharePoint Foundation subsite via SharePoint Designer.
  • Applicable to

    PlexHosted SharePoint Foundation 2010 accounts.
  • Prerequisite

    • a PlexHosted SharePoint Foundation account
    • a PlexHosted SharePoint 2010 Foundation site
    • Microsoft SharePoint Designer
  • How to

  1. Log in to the SharePoint main site as a Site Collection administrator and make sure that SharePoint Designer and Customizing Master Pages and Page Layouts are enabled at your site collection. To do this go to the Site Actions - Site Settings and choose SharePoint Designer Settings under the Site Collection Administration header.
  2. See whether the Enable SharePoint Designer and Enable Customizing Master Pages and Page Layouts options are checked or check them if they are not. Then click OK.
  3. Open the SharePoint subsite in the SharePoint Designer and choose Master Pages at the Navigation menu.
  4. Make a copy of the current master page (SharePoint 2010 uses v4.master by default). You may also edit the current master page directly, but working with a copy may be more secure and convenient).
  5. If you`ve made a copy of the master page rename it (do not remove .master extension in the new name).
  6. Click on this new master page and click on Edit file.
  7. You can see the new master page in the editor tool. Find SiteMapDataSource-topSiteMap bar and click the top-right > arrow.
  8. Choose New Data Source and a Data Source Configuration Wizard window will appear.
  9. Click on Site Map and specify the ID for the data source as SiteMapDataSource1. Click OK.
  10. Press Refresh Schema and Commit changes in the Common AspMenu Tasks menu.
  11. Choose the Code view of the master page (at the bottom of the editor window). The code in the SharePoint :AspMenu tag should be like this:
  12. Click on Save button in SharePoint designer (you may also right click on the tab and then to choose Save).
  13. Right-click on the newly created master page and choose Set as Default Master Page.
  14. Now you can review you changes in SharePoint.
    • Main SharePoint Foundation site.
    • SharePoint Foundation subsite.

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the PlexHosted support staff.

Keywords

SharePoint, Foundation, Drop-down menu, Master Page, SharePoint Designer
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