Organize sharepoint sites
I'd like to be able to organize the home page of sites i'm following to put the sites I use the most at the top, and group similar sites --for instance, I have several sites that are related to Human resources work, but I only use them occasionally and would like them to put them in a folder or notebook. Instead, they are all listed separately and I have to scroll through them to get to the ones I use more frequently. If there is already a way to do this, it is NOT apparent on the way my sharepoint page displays.
Thanks for the feedback!
People have been asking for this function for at least 4 years. Seems it would be time to fix it.
Responding to your original reply from May 2017 - sorry, never saw that with your request for more info. Neither the "Frequent" nor the "Recent" sections are accurate. The two sites I use the most do not show up on the Frequent display or the Recent list, and each of those views list a couple of sites I looked at a year and a half ago, maybe once or twice, but not since. So, they get in the way. I could unfollow them, but will at some point need to reference them again so would rather not do that. My suggestion about "putting sites in a folder" essentially is a request to be able to make a category, create and name a folder for that category, and then drag and drop appropriate sites into that folder, just like File Explorer. Or, perhaps another categorization function would be sufficient. But i just get a list of sites, in seemingly random order - not alphabetized, not in order of "most used," or anything. So i have to scroll through all the sites I'm following to find the one I want. Wastes a lot of time. Bottom line is there is no user control about how to organize sites. Seems like a big miss.
Being able to organize sites you follow/are a member of as you choose would be ideal.
Not every solution works for each person's workflow.
Please add this functionality to improve the efficiency of the tool.
Elizabeth Shelton commented
Currently we can't organize the frequented sites. I want to move them around, maybe have the CHOICE to list in alpha order, or by importance (I decide). Also to be able to color code. As of now, we have zero choices for these ideas. Thank you.
Even when you are first starting with fewer sites that you follow, they are more cumbersome to find visually in the existing layout. The "icons" for the sites aren't unique in any way (from my "followed" view), so I would rather see a detailed list than a bunch of icons with no unique visual queue.
Color coding and ability to rename or add tags.
Melissa Stolow commented
This would be a major improvement that would drive efficiency in our daily standard work. Thanks for considering
I would like to be able to personalize descriptions so I can differentiate between a group's "public-facing" (i.e. all-company) sharepoint site and the private site for team members only. Because the names are similar, it is easy to get them confused.
I am having similar issues with identify the different MS teams, sharepoint, onedrive groups in the search section. A lot of them have very similar names. I would like to be able to maybe color code them, or add personal description for each item so that I can easily identify them. Or add some sort of symbol or imagery to group related sites. I use them all quite a bit so it gets too confusing.
This is not enough. There should be an option to categorize created sites. When you have 100 sites with different content, then this is really hard to work with it.
Stacey Scarcella commented
It is not updated frequently enough, deleted sites stay in the frequents for months. It also needs to scale. We use sites for individual large projects and when a user has 100+ projects it is a bit much to keep scrolling. It would be nice to have drag and drop priority as well as remove tile option and list view as well as tile view.
The frequent section has useful data - [what docs i accessed on the site] but with 30-50 sites in the frequent list it's still hard to navigate to the sites I want to find.
The use of space/real estate is inefficient - and hard to digest with more than 20 sites.
Re putting sites on folder or notebook: I can't sort, categorize or group the sites into clusters [in the way I used to be able to organize my links in mysites].
How do you organise your hundreds of useful hyperlinks? I need that capability to organise my sharepoint sites. Thanks for your thoughts..
I would like to organize the site pages on my Following pagein a way that makes sense to me as the user. For example, I have multiple site relating to help functions that I would like to group together. Or at least alphabetize the tabs. Currently, mine goes from IT services, to Label Content Library, to Career & Life to Technical Training, etc. The pages are also not listed in most used, or even in order pages were followed.
In line with this requirement: have the ability as an Admin to assign / lock Sites/Groups to the SharePoint page. Thus you can "push" company a fixed set of important Sites/Groups to the users. It would be nice if you could assign Sites/Groups based on a profile. So if you're in Sales you automatically get mandatory 'Sales' Sites/Groups, and if you're in Finance, you het the Finance Sites/Groups.