All I wanted to know of MMS 2013- 4

9/24/2012


For Navigation, the funda is to map each term with an existing page to which it should point to during Navigation.
You can configure various aspect of the rendered link like title, description , url  etc.

Terms Configuration

  • Navigation Node

As name suggests, specify the navigational properties of the term.

  • Navigation Node Title

This is the text to be shown when the node is rendered for navigation. By default it’s the default label of the term, but of course we could like to show a different text on our business site. For the demo, click ‘customize’ and use a different label

  • Navigation Hover Text

Pretty explanatory, this is the hover text for the link

  • Visibility in Menus

Select which type of navigation you want to show the term into


  • Navigation Node Type

This section allows you to set the url for the link when the term is rendered in navigation.


  • Simple Link or Header

With this approach the url will have the ‘old’ SharePoint way of opening the pages with ‘/pages/’ text in it. Not a good SEO practice. But for the same of the demo select a value.
Select the Simple link option with a valid url and then navigate to the sub site where this page resides. Hoping you have already completed step number 3. You should see the new node ( with title changed ofcourse) and this time the link should work…

  • Term Driven Page

This option enable the url to be ‘seo clean’. What’s more, you can even specify your own seo optimized url, which can be different than the term name. So, we can decide the url title as well sa the actual url to be used .

I recommend using a different term than previously. Select this option and navigate to ‘Term Driven Page’. In the new page you can specify the last part of the ‘url’ to use for navigating to page mentioned in the ‘Target Page Setting’


Set this configuration and assign this taxonomy term to a page in your site.  Then navigate to any peer page and in navigation you would see the new node with friendly url...


SEO Changes

One of the most common SEO talk with Metadata was to render the terms in the meta keywords. In 2010 we needed special code to handle this in master page, but with SharePoint 2013 it comes OOB. Click on the SEO Properties button




Everything is pretty explanatory, set the necessary value and then open any page tagged with the new term, you shall see the Browser title and the new ‘meta’ seo keywords reflected in Page Source

Note: Make sure you go to the page via ‘Navigation Menu’ and the page should be set as the value in the Target Page Setting menu



What if a page is tagged with ‘two’ or more terms? Which browser title, meta keywords shall the page use? The answer is pretty simple, the data for that term shall be used which has been ‘clicked’ in the navigation..

The point being, navigational aspect of the Metadata shall kick in only if the user navigates to a page by using the left/top navigation not otherwise. If you open the page directly, you won’t see the data.

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