Jack Wallen demonstrates how easy it is to add custom links to the ONLYOFFICE Home so users can quickly access the sites they need.
ONLYOFFICE has enough features to make it an excellent internal platform for your office suite, CRM and project management needs. From the ONLYOFFICE home page, your users can access the default set of links, including Projects, CRM, Email, People, Community, and if they are an administrator, Control Panel.
But what if you have multiple internal and external sites that your users need to access? Sure, they can bookmark those sites in their browser, but why not give them direct access from the ONLYOFFICE page? This way, your users only need to remember the address for your ONLYOFFICE instance and can access all those other sites from the home page.
I’ll show you how to add links to ONLYOFFICE’s custom navigation section.
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What you need to add custom navigation to ONLYOFFICE homepage
You only have one active instance of ONLYOFFICE and an ONLYOFFICE administrator account.
Add custom navigation to ONLYOFFICE
Open the Settings window
First, log in to ONLYOFFICE with an administrator account. After logging in, you should see the gear icon in the top menu bar (Image A†
Navigate to Modules & Tools
Click on the gear icon and on the resulting page click on Modules & Tools under the General section (Figure B†
Add a new link to custom navigation
In the resulting window, click Add Item under Custom Navigation (Figure C†
Let’s say you have an internal CMS or other tool that you want to give users access to. I am adding a link to my LDAP Account Manager site. After clicking Add Item, you need to configure the item in the pop-up window (Figure D†
Remember that any user who accesses your ONLYOFFICE instance can see these custom links, so make sure they are appropriate for those users.
After configuring the item, click Save and it is ready to use.
How to use the custom navigation
Your users will need to login to ONLYOFFICE and they will see all the custom navigation links you have added to the system (Figure E†
A user just needs to click on one of the links to open the site in a new tab.
Congratulations! You have just made it possible to use ONLYOFFICE as your internal portal for your workforce workflow.
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