SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook


SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook
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Brand SharePoint with master pages and page layouts Catalog content with cross site publishing Enhance the user experience with custom controls Create multilingual sites

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 436 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2014
ISBN : 1849686580
ISBN 13 : 9781849686587
Author(s) : John Chapman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Cookbooks, Enterprise


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Branding SharePoint with Composed Looks
Chapter 2: Branding SharePoint with Device Channels and Design Packages
Chapter 3: Branding SharePoint with Custom Master Pages and Page Layouts
Chapter 4: Packaging Branding Elements in a SharePoint Solution with Visual Studio
Chapter 5: Enhancing the Content Creation Process with the SharePoint Publishing Architecture
Chapter 6: Centralizing and Structuring Content with Cross-site Publishing and Managed Metadata
Chapter 7: Customizing the SharePoint Experience with Delegate Controls
Chapter 8: Enhancing User Input with InfoPath Forms
Chapter 9: Configuring Search
Chapter 10: Creating Multilingual Sites with SharePoint Variations
Chapter 11: Configuring Content Deployment
Chapter 12: Configuring Anonymous Access
Index
  • Chapter 1: Branding SharePoint with Composed Looks
    • Introduction
    • Applying a composed look
    • Changing the site master pages
    • Changing the site logo
    • Uploading a custom color palette
    • Uploading a custom font scheme
    • Creating a custom composed look
    • Using PowerShell to apply a composed look to all sites in a site collection
    • Using PowerShell to apply master page and logo settings to all sites in a farm
  • Chapter 2: Branding SharePoint with Device Channels and Design Packages
    • Introduction
    • Creating a device channel for mobile devices
    • Applying a master page to a device channel
    • Creating and exporting a design package
    • Importing and applying a design package
    • Importing a design package to all site collections with PowerShell
    • Listing the device channel master pages
  • Chapter 3: Branding SharePoint with Custom Master Pages and Page Layouts
    • Introduction
    • Editing a master page in SharePoint Designer
    • Changing the site master pages in SharePoint Designer
    • Hiding unwanted master page controls
    • Restoring the Navigate Up button using a master page
    • Adding JavaScript and cascading stylesheet references to a master page
    • Creating a fixed width master page
    • Creating an expanding width master page with content padding
    • Creating a minimalistic master page
    • Creating a responsive mobile master page
    • Customizing the Windows 8 Start menu tile for pinning sites using a master page
    • Customizing the shortcut icon (favicon) using a master page
    • Creating a page layout with three columns of web part zones
    • Creating a page layout with web parts added to the page
    • Creating a page layout with a picture-library-based image carousel using JavaScript
    • Displaying specific content only to authenticated users
    • Displaying specific content only to anonymous users
    • Displaying specific content only to site administrators
    • Creating a master page with editing controls only available to editors
  • Chapter 4: Packaging Branding Elements in a SharePoint Solution with Visual Studio
    • Introduction
    • Creating a Visual Studio SharePoint solution
    • Including images, cascading stylesheets, and JavaScript resources in a SharePoint solution
    • Including master pages in a SharePoint solution
    • Including page layouts in a SharePoint solution
    • Adding localization to a SharePoint solution
    • Creating a site feature to apply branding
    • Creating the site collection feature to apply the feature to new and existing sites
    • Creating a timer job to ensure the site branding feature is activated
    • Packaging and deploying the SharePoint solution
    • Activating the site collection feature on all site collections with PowerShell
  • Chapter 5: Enhancing the Content Creation Process with the SharePoint Publishing Architecture
    • Introduction
    • Setting up a new publishing site
    • Enabling the publishing features on an existing site
    • Setting up contributor and approver access for publishing content
    • Configuring the versioning settings of the Pages library
    • Creating a publishing web part page
    • Checking out publishing content for editing
    • Checking in edited publishing content
    • Publishing checked-in publishing content
    • Approving publishing content
    • Reverting publishing content to a previous version
    • Setting up a publishing site with workflow
    • Creating a web part page and adding web parts with PowerShell
    • Identifying all checked-out publishing pages in a site with PowerShell
    • Creating an image rendition
    • Inserting an image rendition into page content
  • Chapter 6: Centralizing and Structuring Content with Cross-site Publishing and Managed Metadata
    • Introduction
    • Creating a new managed metadata service application
    • Creating a categories term set for product catalog navigation
    • Creating a product catalog authoring site collection
    • Configuring the products list
    • Creating a catalog document library
    • Setting up a consuming site collection and connecting to the product catalog list
    • Setting up a consuming site collection with separate branding
  • Chapter 7: Customizing the SharePoint Experience with Delegate Controls
    • Introduction
    • Creating a Visual Studio solution for custom delegate controls
    • Adding JavaScript and stylesheets with an AdditionalPageHead delegate control
    • Customizing the suite bar branding with a SuiteBarBrandingDelegate delegate control
    • Customizing the suite bar links with a SuiteLinksDelegate delegate control
    • Adding Office 365-style drop-down menus to suite bar links
    • Adding promoted action links with the PromotedActions delegate control
    • Customizing header navigation with a TopNavigationDataSource delegate control
    • Customizing quick launch navigation with a QuickLaunchDataSource delegate control
    • Restoring the Navigate Up button with an AdditionalPageHead delegate control
    • Adding meta tags to pages from custom
    • library fields with an AdditionalPageHead delegate control
    • Storing analytics tracking code with a site collection settings page
    • Adding stored analytics tracking code to
    • pages with an AdditionalPageHead delegate control
  • Chapter 8: Enhancing User Input with InfoPath Forms
    • Introduction
    • Customizing the SharePoint list entry form templates with InfoPath
    • Creating InfoPath forms that are submitted to the SharePoint form libraries
    • Creating a SharePoint list to provide a drop-down menu data to InfoPath
    • Adding a drop-down menu to InfoPath using SharePoint list data
    • Paginating InfoPath forms with views
    • Validating data in InfoPath forms
    • Calculating field values in InfoPath based on the values of other fields
    • Adding custom .NET code to an InfoPath form
    • Preparing InfoPath forms for approval by SharePoint administrators
    • Approving submitted InfoPath forms in SharePoint
    • Creating libraries using approved InfoPath forms in SharePoint
    • Creating a survey InfoPath form that gets locked after submission and populates the SharePoint fields
  • Chapter 9: Configuring Search
    • Introduction
    • Provisioning a search service application
    • Configuring a search content source
    • Creating a search center site
    • Connecting a site collection to a search center
    • Creating a search scope
    • Using a search query rule to promote an item in search results
    • Configuring search engine optimization settings
  • Chapter 10: Creating Multilingual Sites with SharePoint Variations
    • Introduction
    • Installing SharePoint language packs
    • Configuring SharePoint with installed language packs
    • Provisioning a machine translation service application
    • Configuring machine translation timer jobs
    • Configuring site collection variation settings
    • Creating the primary language variation label
    • Creating the secondary language variation labels
    • Checking the status of the variation hierarchy
    • Creating, publishing, and updating targets with a new publishing page
    • Creating translation packages for human translation
    • Uploading translation packages
    • Translating content with the machine translation service
  • Chapter 11: Configuring Content Deployment
    • Introduction
    • Configuring the source site collection for content deployment
    • Configuring the farm content deployment settings
    • Creating the content deployment path
    • Creating the content deployment job
    • Performing the content deployment
  • Chapter 12: Configuring Anonymous Access
    • Introduction
    • Configuring anonymous access for web applications
    • Configuring anonymous access for site content
    • Limiting access to application pages
    • Identifying anonymously accessible content with PowerShell
    • Verifying anonymous access to content with PowerShell

John Chapman

John Chapman  is a software developer and designer, living in the Denver area, who specializes in SharePoint and .NET. Having worked in the higher education and telecommunications industries, he is now working as a software engineer for Sitrion, formerly NewsGator. He is working on the Social Sites product. Social Sites is the premier enterprise social software for Microsoft SharePoint.

John holds a B.S. and M.S. in Graphic Information Technology from Arizona State University. For more information about John Chapman, visit  http://www.sharepointjohn.com.

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What you will learn from this book

Manage SharePoint branding with device channels and design packages Customize the user experience with delegate controls Modify user input with InfoPath Create custom page layouts for content pages Configure content deployment for staging content Create multilingual content with machine translation Manage content with SharePoint publishing

In Detail

SharePoint 2013 Server includes new and improved features for web content management that simplify how you design publishing sites, and enhances the authoring and publishing processes of organizations. SharePoint Server 2013 also has new features that use the power of search to surface dynamic web content on publishing sites. Using the right tools efficiently can assist organizations in creating compelling content-rich websites without the undue overhead of hands-on management of each piece of content. SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook is a practical guide to show you how to leverage Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to create a scalable web content management system. This book helps you in learning about the features of SharePoint 2013 in depth and also takes you through each of these features practically by providing you with a hands-on experience. With SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook, you will learn about a full-fledged web content management system using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. You will start with exploring the WCM features of SharePoint such as catalog content with cross-site publishing, enhancing the user experience with custom controls, and creating multilingual sites. Then you will move on to configure content deployment, search, taxonomy, and content translation. Finally, the book shows you how to leverage Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft InfoPath.

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Approach

You will be led carefully step-by-step through a detailed set of recipes. This book focuses on web content management using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 server. The practical examples are built logically throughout the chapters to create a common theme.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for developers who want to broaden their understanding of the web content management features available with SharePoint 2013. It is assumed that you already have some experience using SharePoint and developing web content. Experience with Microsoft PowerShell and coding C# with Visual Studio will also be helpful, but is not essential.

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