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SharePoint 2013 – Links get Promoted!

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SharePoint 2013 now has links that animate when the user moves the mouse over them:

These are implemented by creating a “Promoted Links” list. You can create your own promoted links list:

  • Select Settings + Add an app
  • Click the Promoted Links  app (which is actually a list template):

  • Enter a name for the new list and click Create :

Once the list is created, items can be added to define each of the promoted links:

You can see that the item has a title, a URL for the image, a description showed when the icon is moused over and the target URL. The Prompted List has a “Tiles” view that will display the items in the list using the animated images:

And when moused over the image animates:

Of course, the Tiles view can be displayed in a Web Part that can be included on any ASPX page. So, easy to get a Metro type feel in your applications.

Written by Nick Grattan

July 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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  1. Any thoughts on how one of these could be utilized in a masterpage for navigation without having to “rebuild” the feature?


    January 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  2. Am I blind, or just unfamiliar with SP2013. I have created a Promoted Link list with 2 items, but now I want to add a third item to the list. I have been looking in all menues and searched google, but I am not able to find the menu for “add item” for existing list.


    January 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  3. Hi Nick,

    Thanks for the article. I created the list and added a tile but now I want to edit or delete the tile but I don’t see any option to do that. I can see the tile in the list but it doesn’t seem to have any option to edit the picture or delete it all together. Any thoughts?


    February 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

  4. Same probleem, can not delete or exit items

    April 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  5. Finally found it. Tile View does not allow you to edit an item. To edit an item that you have added to a Promoted Links list, change the view [Ribbon – List – Current VIew] from “Tiles” to “All Promoted Links”, and select the item that you wish to edit or delete item.


    April 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

  6. Hello …

    nice article for the MetroStyle but the Promoted link tile is not showing in the list when i clicked on “Add an App”. i am the administrator of the Sp2013.

    how to get rid of it?


    October 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

  7. I cannot seem to find ‘Promoted Links App in my Ádd an App screen – please help?


    November 25, 2013 at 5:27 am

    • “Promoted Links App” is present in the Subsite of the SharePoint…i.e. when you will create the subsite and go to “Add an App” here you will find “Promoted Links App”…


      November 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  8. How Can we display in two columns format?


    April 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  9. Any idea as how to capture the Click event of the Icon?


    May 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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