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how to change SP 2013 "SharePoint" ms-core-brandingtext div RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I would like to change the default text "SharePoint" that appears on the top left of the screen.  It is in a div called "ms-core-brandingtext"

    I can't find a way to modify the text that appears in this.  I did a search and noted some PowerShell scripts, but I have been unable to make those work, as Windows PowerShell throws errors ObjectNotFound

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Running SharePoint 2013 Enterprise

    SQL 2012

    Win Server 2008 R2 svpk 1

    Thanks

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:17 AM

Answers

  • I found the solution on Adrien Fichters blog.  These are the steps to change the text from SharePoint to whatever you want:

    1. launch SharePoint 2013 Management Shell in Admin mode
    2. type the following: $app = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity http://yourwebsite.com
    3. hit enter and next type this: $app.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class='ms-core-brandingText'>YOUR branded name HERE</div>"
    4. hit enter and next type this: $app.Update()

    That is it, you have changed the ms-core-brandingtext to your own branded name.

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by tricolore Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:30 PM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:24 PM
  • Found the problem.  It was because I was using Windows PowerShell, when I had to use  the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell, so I was getting the error because PowerShell  by default does not have the required snapins for SharePoint.
    • Marked as answer by tricolore Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:32 AM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:32 AM

All replies

  • Found the problem.  It was because I was using Windows PowerShell, when I had to use  the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell, so I was getting the error because PowerShell  by default does not have the required snapins for SharePoint.
    • Marked as answer by tricolore Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:32 AM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:32 AM
  • I don't understand how that solves the question :D

    So where and how did you change the label?


    Heidl Technologies

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:04 AM
  • I found the solution on Adrien Fichters blog.  These are the steps to change the text from SharePoint to whatever you want:

    1. launch SharePoint 2013 Management Shell in Admin mode
    2. type the following: $app = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity http://yourwebsite.com
    3. hit enter and next type this: $app.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class='ms-core-brandingText'>YOUR branded name HERE</div>"
    4. hit enter and next type this: $app.Update()

    That is it, you have changed the ms-core-brandingtext to your own branded name.

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by tricolore Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:30 PM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:24 PM
  • Can I add a hyperlink as well?

    Thanks

    • Proposed as answer by moeu Monday, October 14, 2013 5:47 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by moeu Monday, October 14, 2013 5:47 AM
    Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:49 PM
  • Yep, you can:

    $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://intranet
    $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class=""ms-core-brandingText""><a href=""http://intranet""><img alt=""logo"" src=""/_layouts/15/images/custom/logo.gif"" /></a></div>"
    $webApp.Update()

    Friday, April 12, 2013 2:07 PM
  • Maurizio -  I am not using a custom logo or image of any kind. So I modified your solution like this.. (using google as a test)

    $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://XXXXXXX
    $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class=""ms-core-brandingText"">Enterprise Portal<a href=""<//div'>http://www.google.com""></a></div<//a>>"
    $webApp.Update()

    It updated the text but does not activate the link... any suggestions??

    Thanks for your help. -bill

    Friday, April 12, 2013 2:38 PM
  • It's just a HTML problem:

    $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://XXXXXXX
    $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class=""ms-core-brandingText""><a href=""http:/www.google.com"" style=""color:red;"">Enterprise Portal</a></div>"
    $webApp.Update()


    N.B.

    change the link color cause it could match with the backgroud color

    • Proposed as answer by Bill Burke Monday, April 15, 2013 11:23 AM
    Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:53 AM
  • Through using the powershell command I have been able to add my own Text in the Branding Delegate, However I am unable to attach links to any text in the suitebar. I tried moving the text over to where the SuiteDelegate are (Skydrive). and still am unable to attach links. I have trired with google as a test and won't pop up as link.

    My input to powershell is the same as above.

    Monday, April 15, 2013 4:07 AM
  • Thanks Maurizio, That did it.
    Monday, April 15, 2013 11:23 AM
  • This works perfect.

    Anyone had any success on doing this on Mysites webapplication?

    Friday, June 21, 2013 9:58 AM