I'm building an intranet where the top navigation is organisational functions (Corporate Services, People, Brand). The homepage has a Content Search Web Part showing items of
ContentType=News. The News Content Type is based off Announcement, each subsite (each department has a subsite) has a News list.
From my understanding of the cross-site publishing, I can use it to generate a nicely formatted page from list content. The question I have is, if I don't want to base my navigation on the content type, ie. News, is there a way to still use cross-site publishing?
eg. My sites are HR, Finance, etc
My top Nav is People, Corporate Services, etc I don't use left nav. (it's hidden)
People has sub navigation items that go direct to pages in the subsites
eg. People\Induction -> HR/Pages/Induction.aspx
I want to show the news rollup on the home page which shows all news irrespective of the site. This is easy enough with a Content Search Web Part. When they click on the item in the news rollup, I want them to get a cross-site publishing-like item page that displays the News item, without having to add News to my top navigation.
I know there are a few options with navigation but unsure if I can achieve what I want or if I have to go back to News inheriting from Publishing Page? Another option might be to add it in the navigation but using css to set it to
appreciate any guidance