Layer2 Tag Navigation Web Part for SharePoint - Installation & Setup

The Layer2 Tag Navigation Web Part for SharePoint displays taxonomies of managed metadata, terms, enterprise keywords or social tags right from the SharePoint term store as additional hierarchical, tree-style navigation. See below for installation and setup of the web part.

Please enter the product folder in the distribution zip-file, run the installer (*.exe) and install or upgrade the product following the steps. Use the "Run as Admin" option of the context menu (right click).

 

 

 

Fig.: Considerations are being checked before installation.

 

 

 

Fig.: The Web Applications to deploy to must be selected.

 

After Installtion please use the Installation Checker to verify your configuration, e.g. services required, state of crawler etc.

 

 

Fig.: The Web Applications to deploy to must be selected.

 

 

After Installtion please use the Installation Checker to verify your configuration, e.g. services required, state of crawler etc.

 

 

 

Fig.: The feature can be activated and deactivated per site collection.

 

 

After activation you can add the Web Part to your pages as usual with SharePoint.

 

 

 

Fig.: Adding the Layer2 Web Parts to a SharePoint page as usual.

 

 

The Web Part offers very flexible options to render the content.

 

 

 

Fig.: Layer2 Tag Navigation Web Part settings to customize output, style and linking.

 

 

Please try the following options:

 

  • You can display terms or social tags, all or only used (assigned) ones.
  • You can choose a root node for the tags or terms to display.
  • You can select templates for different styles, e.g. static and dynamic (for large taxonomies)
  • You can configure the link target in the web part settings, e.g. link to the tag profile page, any custom page or directly to the content tagged with the current item.

After configuration your Web Part should look like this (depending on settings):

 

 

 

 

Fig.: Layer2 Tag Navigation Web Part sample configuration with the SharePoint 2013 Static template, term description tooltipp, and link directly to the tagged content.

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