In my previous post, I talked about adding a PWA Home link to all project sites, to make the navigation easier for users migrating from previous versions of Project Server.
In order to make this a system wide change, it makes sense to make it part of the Custom project site template. Since none of my peers seem to have preempted me on this topic, I wanted to seize the opportunity.
Also, the process is not too different from what we are used to do in Project Server 2010 (click here for Brian’s famous post on that topic). Just the look and feel changes.
So here we go.
Navigate to the PWA Homepage.
Click on the “Gear” icon on the top right corner, and select Site Settings
|Click on Sites and workspaces|
|Click on Create to create a new site|
|Fill in the details, making sure that Project Site template is selected
And click Create
|Your new site is created.|
|Now go ahead and customize the project site.
Notice that I added a PWA Home link to the top navigation bar. (refer to my previous post as to why)
|Once you are done, navigate back to Site Settings and click on Save site as template|
|Fill in the details and Click OK|
|Once the operation is completed, you will see a success message.|
|Now navigate back to PWA Home page, Click on Server Settings|
|Click on Enterprise Project Types|
|Click on the enterprise project type you want to associate the new site template with.|
|Scroll all the way to the bottom and under Project Site template, select the new template you just created, and select Save.|
|That’s it. You are all set. Go ahead and test it by publishing couple of projects.|
And finally, couple of Caveats from Brian Smith , again on this topic: