SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

UPDATE 9/27/2019- Microsoft this month is releasing a way to “Swap” sites. So create a new modern site collection, then swap it with the root. Invoke-SPOSiteSwap https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/invoke-spositeswap?view=sharepoint-ps#description If the target is the root site at https://tenant-name.sharepoint.com, then the following preparation activities should be performed prior to performing the swap: Any Featured links defined in SharePoint Start … Read more

SharePoint Online global navigation across site collections, with highlighting and security trimming

One common request when working with SharePoint sites is having a consistent navigation across multiple site collections. If you are using a Publishing Portal site template, you can use the Managed Navigation for your Global Navigation (or top navigation). This also supports drop downs. I did a quick test and it appears to support highlighting … Read more

SharePoint 2010 – Themes and CoreV4.css comparison technique for Developers

Ever wonder how SharePoint 2010 uses CoreV4.css and Themes together to style your site? In this blog post, I hope to grab this bull by the horns and make empower you to decode this large file and create your own themes. Basically, I took CoreV4.css located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES\Themable and copied … Read more

SharePoint 2010 – Themes and CoreV4.css comparison technique for Developers

Ever wonder how SharePoint 2010 uses CoreV4.css and Themes together to style your site? In this blog post, I hope to grab this bull by the horns and make empower you to decode this large file and create your own themes. Basically, I took CoreV4.css located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES\Themable and copied … Read more

A great way to create SharePoint 2010 CSS from original CSS

Working with SharePoint 2010’s CoreV4.css is very difficult. I have developed a technique to allow developers to leverage SharePoints OOTB CoreV4.css selectors, but while not hacking together CSS selectors and dealing with !important and other CSS hacks. Here is the concept: Your SharePoint page will have 2 stylesheets on it, CoreV4.css and a new blank … Read more

HTML Hyperlink tags and word-wrap padding fix

Recently, I noticed when I have the following code, my text wraps and ignores my padding for the second line. <style> .menuItemLvl2 { Padding-left: 24px; } </style> Restructuring & Recapitalization I wanted the hyperlink a tag to wrap and respect the padding. I also had highlighting on the A hyperlink tag for :hover state, so … Read more