How To Connect SharePoint Designer To SharePoint Site

Are you looking to connect SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site? In this guide, we will walk you through the process step by step.

To connect SharePoint Designer to a SharePoint site, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Enable custom script in SharePoint Online: Go to the SharePoint Online Admin Center, click on Settings, scroll down to the Custom Script section, and set the options for allowing users to run custom script.
  2. Enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection: Use PowerShell commands, such as Set-SPOSite -Identity $SiteURL -DenyAddAndCustomizePages $False to enable it and Set-SPOSite -Identity $SiteURL -DenyAddAndCustomizePages $True to disable it.
  3. Enable SharePoint Designer for the specific site: Navigate to the site settings, click on SharePoint Designer settings, and check the “Enable SharePoint Designer” option.
  4. Open SharePoint Designer: Select the “Open Site” button from the File menu.
  5. Enter the URL of your SharePoint site: Click “Open.”
  6. Make changes to the site using SharePoint Designer: Customize pages, create workflows, and edit HTML and CSS code.

It’s important to note that SharePoint Designer 2013 is still supported in SharePoint Online. However, for modern sites in SharePoint Online, custom script needs to be enabled to use SharePoint Designer.

Enabling Custom Script in SharePoint Online

Before you can connect SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site, you need to enable custom script in SharePoint Online. Custom script is necessary to allow users to run and execute their own scripts, making it possible to connect and customize SharePoint Designer. Follow these steps to enable custom script:

  1. Go to the SharePoint Online Admin Center.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Custom Script section.
  4. Set the options for allowing users to run custom script.

By enabling custom script, you are granting the necessary permissions to connect SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site and make customizations.

Enabling Custom Script in SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online offers a secure environment where custom script execution is disabled by default. However, by enabling custom script, you can unlock the full potential of SharePoint Designer for your site. To enable custom script, follow these steps:

Step Action
1 Go to the SharePoint Online Admin Center.
2 Click on Settings.
3 Scroll down to the Custom Script section.
4 Set the options for allowing users to run custom script.

Enabling custom script is an important step in connecting SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site. It allows you to execute custom scripts and make advanced customizations, enhancing the capabilities of your site.

Once custom script is enabled, you can proceed to enable SharePoint Designer for your site collection and specific site, which will be covered in the following sections. With SharePoint Designer connected to your SharePoint site, you can begin customizing pages, creating workflows, and modifying HTML and CSS code to tailor your site to your specific needs.

Next Steps
1. Enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection using PowerShell commands.
2. Enable SharePoint Designer for the specific site through the site settings.
3. Open SharePoint Designer and enter the URL of your SharePoint site to connect.

Enabling SharePoint Designer for the Site Collection

Once custom script is enabled, you can proceed to enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection using PowerShell commands. This step is essential to ensure that SharePoint Designer can be used to make changes and modifications to the entire site collection.

To enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection, follow these steps:

  1. Open the SharePoint Online Management Shell.
  2. Connect to the SharePoint site collection using the Connect-SPOService cmdlet and providing the URL of the site collection as the parameter.
  3. Run the PowerShell command: Set-SPOSite -Identity $SiteURL -DenyAddAndCustomizePages $False to enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection.
  4. Verify the change by running the command: Get-SPOSite -Identity $SiteURL | Select DenyAddAndCustomizePages and make sure the output shows False.

By following these steps, you have successfully enabled SharePoint Designer for the site collection. This will allow you to use SharePoint Designer to customize pages, create workflows, and edit the HTML and CSS code for the entire site collection.

Summary

In summary, enabling SharePoint Designer for the site collection is a crucial step in connecting SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site. By enabling custom script in SharePoint Online and using PowerShell commands to enable SharePoint Designer for the site collection, you can leverage the full capabilities of SharePoint Designer to make the necessary modifications and customizations to your site.

Steps Actions
1 Open the SharePoint Online Management Shell
2 Connect to the SharePoint site collection
3 Run the PowerShell command to enable SharePoint Designer
4 Verify the change

Now that SharePoint Designer is enabled for the site collection, you can proceed to the next step of connecting SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site.

Connecting SharePoint Designer to Your SharePoint Site

With custom script enabled and SharePoint Designer enabled for the site collection, you are now ready to connect SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site. Follow these steps to establish the connection:

1. Open SharePoint Designer and select the “Open Site” button from the File menu.

2. Enter the URL of your SharePoint site in the prompt and click “Open.”

3. Once connected, you can start making changes to your SharePoint site using SharePoint Designer. This includes customizing pages, creating workflows, and editing HTML and CSS code.

Remember, with SharePoint Designer 2013, you can still use it with SharePoint Online. However, for modern sites in SharePoint Online, custom script needs to be enabled. This ensures a seamless experience when using SharePoint Designer.

By following these steps, you can easily connect SharePoint Designer to your SharePoint site and unleash the full potential of customization and workflow creation.

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