How do I capture the URL to the CREATE AN ALERT window for the Home page of a SharePoint site?

Simonis, Gregory - DOT 1 Reputation point
2021-01-28T21:29:22.387+00:00

How do I capture the URL to the CREATE AN ALERT window for the Home page of a SharePoint site?

I want to add a link on the home page that takes users directly to the CREATE A NEW ALERT window for the home page. How do I capture that URL?

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I don't want users to have to do the long method of accessing the CREATE A NEW ALERT window for the page - Click on the PAGE tab, Click the ALERT icon, Click SET AN ALERT ON THIS PAGE.

There must be an easier way!

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  1. JoyZ 18,046 Reputation points
    2021-01-29T07:11:02.367+00:00

    Hi @Simonis, Gregory - DOT ,

    Please refer to the following steps to meet your requirements:

    1)Go to Site Pages library, click Manage alerts option at library level:

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    2)Go to the new alert page by selecting the "Add alert" link:

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    3) Choose the Site Pages library then click Next, now copy the address bar, this is the new alert link of Site Pages library:
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    4)Add the ID parameter of home page between ?list and &source in the URL, per my test is &ID=1 :
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    Now, we have captured the new alert URL for the SharePoint homepage, we can then add it as a news link in the homepage.

    As a supplement, we could also get the link directly use Fiddler, when the list item alert dialog pop up, fiddler will capture the url as shown below:

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    More information for your reference:

    https://docs.telerik.com/fiddler/Configure-Fiddler/Tasks/DecryptHTTPS

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  2. Simonis, Gregory - DOT 1 Reputation point
    2021-06-02T17:51:06.627+00:00

    Sorry Julie, your method did not work for me. Below is what did:
    How2 – Create a link to the Create Alert window/page for a SP web page

    1. Go to Site Pages library --> Click Manage alerts option at library level:
    2. Go to the new alert page by selecting the "Add alert" link:
    3. Choose the Site Pages library --> Click Next --> Copy the address bar
    4. This is the New Alert link of Site Pages library
    5. Add the ID parameter of home page between ?list and &source in the URL, per my test is &ID=1 :
    6. Now, we have captured the new alert URL for the SharePoint homepage, we can then add it as a news link in the homepage.
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