I have used a Content Editor web part to display a scroll-down list of links.

The code I use is similar to this:

<select id="mySelect" jquery110205452414735412181="1"  jquery110209014758248214869="1" jquery1102046470813132006583="1"> 
 <option value="-">-</option> 
 <option value="http://www.google.com">Google</option> 
 <option value="http://www.facebook.com">Facebook</option> 
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js">
 </script><script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
     if ($(this).val()!='') { 

How can I implement a little "add" button that allows a user to easily add links to this list? I would not like to use a "link-list" web part.

  • You want to add options to the select? Is that what you mean?
    – Keerthi
    Jul 13, 2015 at 18:11
  • I just want to add a little button perhaps next to the title that allows users to add more links to the list. EDIT: Yes that is what I mean but using a simple interface in the browser
    – Julio
    Jul 13, 2015 at 18:12

1 Answer 1


I recommend you to use a simple interface like your propose, but store the links in a custom list.

You can use Client Object Model, which is an API to interact with SharePoint using only JavaScript.

You can see samples in MSDN in this link:

Complete basic operations using JavaScript library code in SharePoint 2013

Form this article, this is an extract of the example "Create, update, and delete list items":

function createListItem(siteUrl) {
    var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
    var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Announcements');

    var itemCreateInfo = new SP.ListItemCreationInformation();
    this.oListItem = oList.addItem(itemCreateInfo);
    oListItem.set_item('Title', 'My New Item!');
    oListItem.set_item('Body', 'Hello World!');

        Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), 
        Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed)

function onQuerySucceeded() {
    alert('Item created: ' + oListItem.get_id());

function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
    alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + 
        '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());

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