Change add new item link SharePoint 2010/2013

In this SharePoint customization tutorial, we will discuss how to change add new item link sharepoint 2013 or change add new item link sharepoint 2010. Also, how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view and how to remove add new item link in sharepoint 2010/2013.

The example, I have taken from a SharePoint 2010 list and library, but almost the same way you can change add new item text in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online.

We will see how to change “Add new item” link text which comes in any SharePoint list by using JavaScript inside a Content Editor web part in SharePoint 2010.

By default in each SharePoint list, Add new item comes like this:

change add new item link sharepoint 2010
change add new item link sharepoint 2010

How to change add new item text in sharepoint 2010/2013

Now, we will see how to change Add New Item link text in SharePoint 2010 list by using JavaScript which we can add inside a content editor web part.

Edit the page first and then insert a content editor web part (From the ribbon click in Inset then select web part. Then from the list of web part categories, select Media and Content category and then Select Content editor web part).

Then select the content editor web part and then go to Edit HTML Source as shown in the fig below:

sharepoint change add new item text
sharepoint change add new item text

Then in the HTML Source editor write the below piece of JavaScript:

<script type="text/javascript">
  document.getElementById("idHomePageNewItem").innerHTML="Add New Leave Form"
</script>

Then Save the page and Refresh the page in SharePoint. Now the new text (Add New Leave Form) will come instead of Add new item.

how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view
sharepoint change add new item text

This is how we can change Add New Item text using JavaScript in SharePoint.

In the same way you can change add new item text in sharepoint 2013.

change add new item link sharepoint 2010 (SharePoint designer)

Now we will see how to replace Add New Item text in SharePoint 2010 list using a designer. We can change that text using SharePoint designer.

Open the SharePoint site using SharePoint designer 2010. Click on the particular list from the site objects and then click on the All Items view from the views section as shown in the fig below:

how to change add new item text in sharepoint 2013
change add new item link sharepoint 2010

Then from the Ribbon select the Design tab and then select Options and then click on Summary Toolbar as shown in the fig below:

how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view
change add new item link sharepoint

Then select the Add new item text and click on Hyperlink Options as shown in the fig below. And then click on Yes on the Confirm dialog box.

how to remove add new item link in sharepoint 2013
sharepoint change add new item text

Then in the Edit Hyperlink dialog box Edit the Text to display textbox and put whatever content you want to give as shown in the fig below:

sharepoint remove add new item

Then click on Ok and Save the page. Now refresh the page, you will able to see the updated text as shown in the fig below:

sharepoint remove add new item from view

This is how we can change Add New Item link text using SharePoint designer.

How to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view

Now, we will see how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view. Here, we will see how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint 2010 list view.

We can hide/delete Add New Item link from the SharePoint list using the below approach.

Open the SharePoint list, then Edit the page in a browser like below:

SharePoint 2010 delete the Add New Item

Then click on Edit Web Part as shown in the figure below for the list for which you want to remove the add new item link.

SharePoint 2010 delete text of add new item

Then from the Edit window, Change Toolbar Type to “No Toolbar” as shown in the fig below.

delete add new item link sharepoint

Then click on OK and then Save the page. Now the “Add new item” link will not come.

We can also remove the list by using SharePoint designer 2010.

Open the page in SharePoint designer 2010, then select the section in the list, press the Delete button as shown in the fig below.

delete add new item link sharepoint 2010

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In this SharePoint tutorial, we learned how to change add new item link sharepoint 2010/2013 and how to remove add new item link from a sharepoint list view. We can easily remove add new item from SharePoint list. So this is how you can remove add new item link in sharepoint 2013.

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