Add a Link to SharePoint Top Navigation Menu or Quick Launch using PowerShell

Requirement: Add a new link to SharePoint Global Navigation (Top Link Bar) or Quick Launch using PowerShell.

Do you want to add links to your SharePoint Top Navigation or Quick Launch using PowerShell? Let me show you how to do just that:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#Variables for processing
$WebURL="https://sharepoint.crescent.com/teams/marketing"
$NavigationTitle="Employee Profile"
$NavigationLink="https://peoplesoft.crescent.com/employee/profile.aspx"

#Get the Web
$Web= Get-SPWeb $WebURL

#Get Top Navigation
$TopNavigation = $Web.Navigation.TopNavigationBar
#For Quick Launch, Use: Navigation.QuickLaunch

#Create a New Top Navigation Node
$node = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation.SPNavigationNode($NavigationTitle, $NavigationLink, $true)

#Add the Node
$TopNavigation.AddAsLast($node)

#Set the Target Property - Will work only when Publishing features is enabled
$node.Properties["Target"] = "_blank"

$node.Update

You can alter the script to add a new link to all sites in a site collection.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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