Promoted Links App

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconIn the previous demo Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, explained promoted links and showed 3 ways to create images.

In this Links tutorial in the SharePoint Online from Scratch series, Peter Kalmström, shows how to create your own promoted links and set your own images as a background of promoted link tiles.

These are the steps to create a promoted links list and picture library in SharePoint:

Add a Promoted Links app

  1. Open the settings gear and click on ‘Add an app’.
  2. Find the Promoted Links app template and click on the icon.
  3. Type the name you want to give to your promoted links app and click on ‘Create’.

Create a Picture Library

  1. Open the settings gear and click on ‘Add an app’.
  2. Search for the Picture Library and click on the icon.
  3. Type the name you want to give to your picture library app and click on ‘Create’.
  4. Open the newly created picture library and drag and drop or upload images here.

Add Promoted Links Images

  1. Go to the promoted links app you have created and click on All Promoted Links.
  2. Click on ‘+ new item’ and fill out the form.
  3. Repeat the process for all the tiles.

Add Promoted Links on the first page:

  1. On the SharePoint wiki page where you want the promoted links to be displayed, click on ‘Edit’ on the top right of the page. The page will open in Edit mode.
  2. Place the mouse cursor where you want to add promoted inks.
  3. Open the ‘INSERT’ tab and click on ‘Web Part’.
  4. Select ‘your newly created promoted links’ app and click on ‘Add’
  5. Save the page.





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