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2523570 - To add a workflow or URL directly to a custom tile


An admin wants to create a custom tile on the LMS landing page. The tile should contain a URL and/or workflow to navigate users directly to an area within LMS.


SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS) - All Supported Versions since 1702


1. Navigate to System Admin> Configuration > Landing Page Settings.

2. Click on 'Create Custom Tile'.

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3. Under Landing Page Settings, complete 'Step 1 - The Settings'.

4. For 'Step 2 - Configure Content' go to the 'Main Content' field and click on Source.

5. Within the Source field, use the follwing HTML with your chosen link:

<p><a href="add the URL here" title ="title of URL"> Custom text to display as hyperlink</a></p>


Once saved, this produces a custom tile as displayed to User:


To Include a Back Button

Once the hyperlink is opened, it will navigate the user to the chosen page. However the 'back' button won't be present. To create a 'back' button functionality, it requires using javascript.

Following the steps outlined above, when configuring the code for Step 5, enter the code as per example below:

<a href="javascript: void(0); return false;" onclick="historyManager.updateAndSubmit(APP_PARAMS['contextPath']+'< url path of functionality to be displaed in tile >;');"> Custom text to display as Hyperlink</a>



NOTE: This javascript 'back' function acts differently depending on the browser being used:

  • Firefox: Will create a back button with no additional functions.
  • Chrome: Will create a back button, however hyperlink will also open a new blank tab.
  • Internet Explorer: Will create a back button, however hyperlink will also open a new tab.


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