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Getting Around a Site

Sites in SharePoint are organized on the Sites pages, where you can access them using links, including ones you’re following. You can access a SharePoint site by navigating to the Sites page and using a site link or entering the complete address to the direct site. When you access a site, the Home page for the site appears, which works similar to a Home page for a web site. The Home page appears with content you can customize. On the Home page, you can get around the site by using links on the Top Links or Quick Launch bar (in the left column) or on the page. If a site has a subsite, you can access it using links on the Top Links bar and from the Site Contents page. You can follow a site or subsite on the Sites page for easy access.

Get to the Top-Level Sites

  • yellow_01.jpg In your web browser, open your SharePoint site.
  • yellow_02.jpg Click Sites on the Navigation bar.

    The top-level sites appear on the Sites page.

  • yellow_03.jpg To open a site, click a site link.

    • Promoted Sites. Click the site tile to open it.
    • Sites I’m following. Click the site name link to open it.

    The Home page for the site appears in your web browser.

Get Around Within a Site

  • yellow_01.jpg Open your web browser.
  • yellow_02.jpg In the Address bar, enter the main or direct site address.

    • Main Address. Go to your SharePoint server address, click Sites on the Navigation bar, and then click the site name.
    • Direct Address. Go to the direct SharePoint site address. For example, https:// sharepoint address/ site name.

    The Home page for the site appears in your web browser.

  • yellow_03.jpg To navigate the site, click a link on the Top Links or Quick Launch bar or on the page.

    • You can click Home on the Quick Launch bar to return to the site Home page.

    TIMESAVER Click the SharePoint logo to return to the Home page.

    • You can click the Back button in your web browser to go back to the previous page.
  • yellow_04.jpg To navigate to a subsite, click Site Contents on the Quick Launch bar, scroll to the bottom, and then click a link to a subsite.

    • You can also click a subsite link on the Top Links or Quick Launch bar, if available.

    When you access a subsite, the Home page for the site opens, leaving the parent site.

  • yellow_05.jpg To return to the main site, click the site link on the Top Links bar.

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