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When navigating to Settings > Site Contents you see a page, alphabetically displaying the lists, libraries and apps of that site.

Is it possible to group/organize these into logical groups? I cant find anything useful online. :(

  • It is organized by display name of the list/library, disorganized implies some random order which isn't the case. – Eric Alexander May 13 '16 at 18:36
  • Thanks - was aware but have edited to signify alphabetical sort order. – Levi May 13 '16 at 18:45
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I don't think there is way to re-order the site contents as of now. But wait for the May 4 announced changes roll out to your tenancy, the new site contents page allows you to sort based on Name, type, number of items and Modified.

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  1. create custom property for each list/library:

    A) add applicationPage with radio buttons like this: enter image description here

    code behinde:

    get all groups

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      //fill ddl 
      SPList currentList = Web.Lists.GetList(new Guid(Request.QueryString.Get["list"],true));
      string currentGroup = null;
      if(!currentList.Hidden) //lists in siteContent
      {
         List<string> groups = new List<string>();
         foreach(SPList list in  Web.Lists.OfType<SPList>().Where(a=> !a.Hidden))
         {
            string myGroup =    list.RootFolder.Properties["customGroup"].ToString();
            if(!groups.Contains(myGroup) )
            {
               groups.Add(myGroup)
               if(currentList.ID == list.ID)
                  currentGroup = myGroup;
            }
        }
     }
     ddl.DataSource = groups;
     ddl.DataBind();
    
     //set checked input new/exist
     ListItem item = ddl.Items.FindByValue(currentGroup )
     if(item == null)
        ddl.Value = currentGroup;
     else inputNewGroup.Checked = true;
    }
    

    save group

    protected void ok_click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
       string currentGroup = null;
       if(inputNewGroup.Checked)
          currentGroup = txtNewGroup.Text;
       if(inputExistingGroup.Checked)
          currentGroup = ddl.Value;
       SPList currentList = Web.Lists.GetList(new Guid(Request.QueryString.Get["list"],true));       
      currentList.RootFolder.Properties["customGroup"] = currentGroup 
      currentList.Update();
    }
    

    B) call page you created by customAction

    <CustomAction Id="CustomAction" Title="Group" Sequence="0" Location="Microsoft.SahrePoint.ListEdit" GroupID="GeneralSettings">
      <UrlAction Url="~sitecollection/_layouts/15/ChangeMyGroupList.aspx?List={ListId}" />
    </CustomAction>
    

now the list settings page look like this: enter image description here

2. display lists group by categories:

change the /_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx (or copy and change the link in masterPage)

open the file from c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\15\template\layouts

add code:

  • replace foreach(... in rgApps), to

    string currentListgroup= null;
    string group = null;
    bool isNewGroup = false;
    foreach(KeyValuuPair<string,object> entry in 
    (from list in rgApps
     order by (list.Value as SPList).Title
     order by (list.Value as SPList).RootFolder.Properties["customGroup"]
     order by (list.Value as SPList).RootFolder.Properties.ContainsKey("customGroup")
     select list))
    

    in the foreach block insert code:

    if(entry.Value is SPList)
    {
       SPList list = (SPList)(entry.Value)
       currentListgroup = list.RootFolder.Properties["customGroup"].ToString();
       isNewGroup = currentListgroup != group ;
       group = currentListgroup ;
    }
    
  • before the div with id="apptitle-<%SPHttpUtility.WriteHtmlEncde(id...)%>" insert new element

     <% if(isNewGroup )
    { %>
      <div class="group">
         <h2 class="ms-vl-sectionHeaderRow"><%= group%> </h2>
      </div>
    <% } %>
    

now site content look like this:

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