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Sitecore How-To: Link to a Sitecore Item in the Content Tree that Will Auto Expand to that Item

Alex Hawley and Mike Skutta


This is an article in a series of Sitecore how-to articles. These articles are meant to be quick guides to accomplish various tasks within Sitecore. The how-to articles have proven to be very helpful internally at One North Interactive https://www.onenorth.com. These articles assume working Sitecore knowledge. I just wanted to share the articles with the community. Hopefully you find them helpful.


If you have the ID of an item in the Sitecore tree, then you can create a link that will auto expand the tree to that item for other users to reference.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Find the item in the content tree that you want to link to.
  2. Copy the item ID in the content tree.
  3. Create a url that matches the format: **/sitecore/shell/Applications/Content%20Editor?id=<item id (no brackets)>&fo=<item id (no brackets)>&sc_content=<database name (master or web)>**
  4. When a user clicks the link, they will be sent to the item in the content tree.

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