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Updated June 2023
With SharePoint Online’s Call to Action Web Part, gone are the days of having to hack a button and an image together. This web part is a great way to highlight content or an action you want your audience to take. In this blog post, we will talk you through what the call to action web part has to offer and how best to utilize it in SharePoint Online.
The SharePoint Online call to action web part is fairly simple to configure and has a number of options:
Image: Configuring Call To Actions Web Parts in SharePoint Online
It’s pretty straightforward, but there are a few things to note:
Now that you understand what the SharePoint Online call to action web part is, here are some examples of how you can utilize it:
One great way to use this web part is to drive users to a pre-defined ‘promoted’ content section on your Intranet. For example, if you have a vertical section on your homepage, you could use the top right-hand section as a way to promote important content (as shown in the image below).
Curious about vertical sections? In our blog, we covered everything you wanted to know about Microsoft SharePoint Online Vertical Sections.
Another way you could use the CTA web part is on a News or Content Page, in the same location across all pages for consistency. This web part could then be used to promote actions such as emailing the author of the article to provide feedback or performing an action such as filling out a form.
You could use the SharePoint Online CTA web part to communicate important messages and alerts to your users. To do this, create a call to action with a solid background and an icon and position it on your Intranet so that users can click for more information. It may be a little large depending on the spacing, but will be sure to capture the attention of your users.
Don’t have too many Call to Action Web Parts on each page: Remember, the whole point of using this SharePoint Online web part is that you want to draw attention to something important. Having too many CTAs on one page will make them less effective as they will be competing for attention. We suggest having some governance both in terms of how many you can have on a page and where they should be positioned.
No, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, if you have too many characters the text will just get truncated. This can be restricting as you may want to show more text displayed over multiple lines, but it’s best to keep your text short and succinct.
No, you can’t use this web part as a way to show just an image with a text overlay – there must be a button with a link.
Yes, you can have more than one on a page. However, we don’t recommend having too many.
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