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Installation Step 3: Run ShortPoint SPFx Installation from Dashboard in Office 365

You are almost done with the installation! The last step is to run ShortPoint Installation from ShortPoint Dashboard. This step is important as this will create the required SharePoint lists and will so add ShortPoint JavaScript and CSS files to the site and other utilities.


Before we begin

Required permissions

  • You only need to be a Site Owner if you want to install ShortPoint on a specific site only. 
  • You have to be a Site Collection Administrator for you to be able to install ShortPoint to the entire site collection.

Run ShortPoint installation from the Dashboard video tutorial

Here is a video tutorial we have prepared for you if you prefer to see this process in action:

Step-by-step tutorial

Step 1: Go to Site Contents

Click the cog wheel icon in the top-right corner of the page, then click Site contents from the dropdown. 

Go to Site Contents

Step 2: Click ShortPoint SPFx - Install Now!

You will see two ShortPoint SPFx items, which is how it is expected to be: ShortPoint SPFx and ShortPoint SPFx - Install Now!.

After clicking on ShortPoint SPFx - Install Now!, you will be navigated to the ShortPoint Dashboard.

Here is how it looks like In Classic Experience:

Click ShortPoint SPFx - Install Now in Classic

And in Modern Experience:

Click ShortPoint SPFx - Install Now! in Modern

Note: There may be some instances where you will not see the ShortPOint SPFx-Install Now! in the Site Contents. If that happens, you just need to refresh the page to see the new app.

Step 3: Run ShortPoint SPFx installation

In the ShortPoint Dashboard, choose and click Installation.

Click Installation in ShortPoint Dashboard

Then, click Install

Then, click Install.

Installation for Classic Pages: By default, ShortPoint will be installed for Classic and Modern SharePoint Pages. If you want to use ShortPoint on Modern Pages only, or you do not want to enable scripting capabilities on classic sites, then you can disable this option. Make sure you have an enabled scripting capabilities on this site if you want to enable this option.

Site Collection Scope Installation (Recommended): If you added ShortPoint SPFx to the root site of the site collection, then you can install ShortPoint on all sites and subsites within this site collection. Take a look at ShortPoint Site Collection Scope Installation (SPFx and Add-in) for more information.

Step 4: Installation completion

After clicking the Install button, wait until the installation is complete:

Wait until the installation is complete

Once it is completed, the green highlight will indicate that the installation went successfully and ShortPoint SPFx was completely installed.

Green light will indicate successful installation

Post Installation: Activate your ShortPoint SPFx license

After a successful installation, you may see a message that says ShortPoint is installed but currently disabled:

ShortPoint is currently disabled message

This means that you either have to request your trial from our ShortPoint Trial Page, or just click Activate it here if you have submitted the trial request already. 

To see where to activate your ShortPoint license and how it is done, please watch the video tutorial we have prepared for you:

Congratulations! You have ShortPoint SPFx installed! 

Here is what you will see in the Site Contents after the installation is completed:

In Classic Experience:

Installed ShortPoint SPFx in classic experience

In Modern Experience:

Installed ShortPoint SPFx in Modern experience

The new ShortPoint SPFx app is completely ready! 

Next steps after you have ShortPoint Installed

Here are some few exercises that you can do after successfully installing ShortPoint:

We hope you enjoy! :) 

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