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Connect ShortPoint with shared hub navigation

This article will demonstrate how to connect a Design Element to your Hub site navigation. This connection is beneficial if you want to create a navigation menu using ShortPoint Design Elements.

connect design element to hub site navigation



Step-by-step Tutorial:

Follow the steps below to learn how to connect a Design Element to your Hub site navigation:

Step 1: Edit your SharePoint page

Go to the SharePoint page you want to use and click Edit:


Then, click the ShortPoint tag:

ShortPoint tag

Select the pencil icon:

pencil icon

NOTEBefore proceeding, make sure you already have the Design Element you want to use to connect on your page. For example, we will use the Tiles Design Element for this tutorial:

Tiles Design Element

Step 2: Switch to Grid Mode

Then, click the Switch to Grid Mode icon:

Switch to Grid Mode

NOTEThe ShortPoint Connect feature is currently only available in Grid Mode.

Look for the ShortPoint Design Element you want to use and click the cogwheel icon:

Cogwheel icon

Step 3: Connect your ShortPoint Element to ShortPoint REST API

Switch to the Connect tab:

Connect tab

Select REST API:


Copy the code below:

<Site Collection Url>/_api/web/HubSiteData

Paste the code  in the REST API URL field and Replace <Site Collection Url> with your site’s URL:


Step 4: Enable Advanced Settings and Add Map Results

Scroll down and toggle on Enable Advanced Settings:

Enable Advanced Settings

Then, copy the code below:

var hubSiteData = JSON.parse(data.d.HubSiteData);
return hubSiteData.navigation;

Look for the Map Results field and paste the copied code:

Maps Results field

Click Connect:


Step 5: Map Items to display

Navigate to the Items or Tiles tab (this will depend on the Design Element you used):

Tiles tab

Then, delete all default content:

Delete default content

Click the link icon under the Title field and select Title:


Under the Link field, click the link icon and select Url:


NOTETo learn more about items mapping, check out ShortPoint Connect: Basic Tutorial.

In the Linking Options field, select the option you prefer:

Linking Options

NOTETo learn more about Linking Options, check out Types of Linking Options.

Step 6: Update and Save

Once done, click Update:


Click the eye icon to see your page in real-time:

eye icon

Once satisfied, click Save to apply all your changes:


That’s it! You can now connect a ShortPoint Design Element to the Hub site navigation.

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