Monday, September 7, 2015

How to Add a Link to SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar

Requirement: Add a link to SharePoint 2013 suite bar.

Solution: Edit SharePoint 2013 Master page to add a new link in Suite Bar
Adding link to suite bar in SharePoint 2013 can be achieved by following these simple steps:

  • Open your SharePoint 2013 site in SharePoint designer 2013. Navigate to "Master Pages" folder
  • Right click on your master page (by default: Seattle.master) and choose "Edit file in Advanced Mode"
    adding link to suite bar in sharepoint 2013
  • Locate the text: id="DeltaSuiteLinks" and add the below code just below the DeltaSuiteLinks tag to add link to suite bar of SharePoint 2013
    <span id="CustomerSupport" class="ms-core-suiteLink">
        <a class="ms-core-suiteLink-a" href="">
          <asp:Label ID="lblCS" runat="server" Text="Customer Support"></asp:Label>
    add link to sharepoint 2013 suite bar
  • Save and close SharePoint designer. This adds link to SharePoint 2013 suite bar and you should see the new link as below:add link to suite bar sharepoint 2013

Approach 2: Add New Link to SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar using jQuery
Edit and Place this jQuery in your master page, just above closing of HEAD tag (</head>).
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function() {
 //Define new links
  var newLinks = "<li class='ms-core-suiteLink'> \
   <a class='ms-core-suiteLink-a' href=''>Extranet</a> \
   </li> \
   <li class='ms-core-suiteLink'> \
   <a class='ms-core-suiteLink-a' href=''>Customer Support</a> \
   </li> ";


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