Custom Composed look not working in sub site.


I came across an issue with composed looks recently which I couldn’t for the life of me find the fix searching on the web. When you create custom composed looks in a subsite in SharePoint 2013 with a custom master page I couldn’t get the composed look to show up in the Change the look…

SharePoint 2010 menu not working in IOS 8.


Recently making a SP2010 site responsive for a client and came up to this issue. The drop downs don’t show at all and the mark up is all over the place. I found this fix from the web and it’s helped out massively.   The issue is that the browser user agent sniffing done by…

List instance won’t inherit the content type in SharePoint 2013


I spent a few hours on this issue and if I hadn’t had a colleague help me fix the issue I’d probably still be working on it. The issue was I’d created 2 custom list instance in Visual Studio and deployed them. The first list inherited the content type assigned to it but the second one…

Tabbed web part zone SharePoint 2013


I’ve just been looking into this for a tabbed web part zone and recreated some script found online here to work with SharePoint 2013 ​​​​​​. I’ve modified it to take the image from the web part header as well so it renders it in the tab. ​(function ($) { $.fn.wpTabify = function () {  if($(‘.ms-WPAddButton’).size()…

Issue with IOS 8 and Meanmenu script on SharePoint


Recently I’ve used the Meanmenu script on a project to render a mobile menu. This was in SP 2007 and worked great with a little editing of the script for SharePoint as it is originally developed to work with a UL element. SharePoint 2007’s navigation is formed with tables. Now this all worked on all mobiles…

MSSqlserver error 1069 logon failure


I had an issue with this when I started up my SharePoint 2013 VM. I couldn’t start the MSSqlserver due to a log on error. I found these steps that seemed to fix the issue. Steps are: Right click on the Service in the Services mmc Click Properties Click on the Log On tab The…

SharePoint 2013 Promoted links – Rendering without pagination


I’ve seen a number of blogs about adding script to the page to render promoted links without pagination and while some work others don’t. Some of the ones that do work now either seem not to work due to an update from Microsoft or don’t work with more than one promoted links web part on…

Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 master page editing


First thing to note with editing the master page on SP 2013 is that it isn’t the master file you’ll be editing it’s the html element of the master page. Creating your own from scratch is simple to do if you know HTML and CSS. Just create your html as you would a web site…

SharePoint people search set up for custom search property


On a recent project I was asked to add a custom column to the people search results and thought I’d share the steps. The column name was for the Telephone Extension, change this in the code bellow with your column name. In central admin go to Application Management > Manage service Applications Select User Profile…

Plan browser support in SharePoint 2013


Something that always has a big affect on the branding of SharePoint is the browser support. Looking at the current support for browsers it’s not looking too bad with them removing IE7 now as well as IE6. The planed support is listed below Browser Supported Supported with limitations Not supported Internet Explorer 9 32-bit 64-bit…

SharePoint 2013 Blog app


Looking into SharePoint 2013 and I found this neat little app that connects you to your blog site using word. Once you’ve created your blog site you’ll notice the usual Blog tools web part in the right hand corner of your page content, there’s a few new items in the list one of which is…

SharePoint 2010 content place holders.


Content place holders in a master page can be useful things used for rendering controls on a page layout in a different area of the master page or to remove a control from a specific layout. Also it helps to get around not being able to add a web part or web part zone to…