In my previous post I demonstrated how to start creating an Intranet using Modern SharePoint Communication sites. In this post I will show how to add Megamenu Navigation and Footer to the Communication site.
Add Megamenu Navigation to Intranet Root Site
Microsoft has just released new features to Modern SharePoint Sites. Now we can add Megamenu navigation to the Communication Sites. Let’s do this to our intranet example.
This can be done by editing the Intranet root site setting. Click Gear -icon from the Office 365 ribbon and then select Change the look -link from the drop down menu.
Select Navigation -link from the Change the look dialog to edit navigation settings for Intranet.
Then you have two options for navigation style: Megamenu or Cascading.
After that you can add links to your Megamenu navigation by editing your intranet top navigation.
You can add Headers (see Company Information in picture below), Sub headers (Company Policies, Legal, Locations), Sub links (IT Policy, HR Policy, Legal Unit ect.).
After saving the settings Megamenu will look like this. See picture below.
Add a footer to your Intranet Root Site
Footer Settings can be found same way like navigation settings. You have to go Change the look -dialog from the Office 365 ribbon. As you can see, there is a Footer -link in the Change the look settings.
In a footer settings you can set name and visibility to your footer, and also change the logo for the footer.
Footer links can be edited by clicking Edit footer navigation link from a footer settings.
Ready footer will look like this. See picture below.
These new megamenu and footer features are very welcome improvements to the SharePoint Communication sites.
Unfortunately, we still not have Out-of-the-box option to create Hub Sites wide shared Megamenu navigation and shared Footer. If you have those kind of requirements for your intranet, you have to implement a custom solution or use Turnkey Intranet solutions like Valo Intranet.
In the next post I will explain how to add custom Site Theme to SharePoint communication sites.