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OOB: Creating Your Own Custom Tiles in SharePoint 2013

When you open SharePoint 2013 Team Site, you will see a Metro Tiles Menu on home page.


The good news you can create your own custom tiles menu by using a new OOB List/App template that called : Promoted Links.

Create “Promoted Links” List

To do that, follow the steps:

  1. Go to Site Content
  2. Click on “Add an App”
  3. Select “Promoted Links”  list template from available lists
  4. After creating the list click new item to add a new link and details
  5. Fill data about the link as below (and make sure you upload Tiles images in picture library):

    • Title: the link title text
    • Background image location: the image URL and alternative text
    • Description: description text that will be shown when you mouse over the Tile
    • Link Location: the target URL.
    • Lunch Behavior: determine if you want to open URL in current page, new tab, or in modal dialogimage
    • Order: order number of the tile
  6. Repeat step 4 to add more linksimage

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