I'm looking to add a Skype Button which shows a Users Skype Status in the Quick Launch in Sharepoint 2010.

I can successfully add this Control to a Content Editor Web Part as I have easy access to the HTML Editor. I understand I can run basic Javascript functions like alert in the http:// area of the Quick Launch.

The code I am attempting to add to the Quick Launch is below:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://download.skype.com/share/skypebuttons/js/skypeCheck.js"></script><a href="skype:testskypeuser?call"><img src="http://mystatus.skype.com/bigclassic/tarponithelpdesk" style="border: none;" width="182" height="44" alt="My status" /></a>

Is it possible to add a control like this to the Quick Launch of Sharepoint 2010?

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As long as the script is loaded (skypeCheck.js) you can probably just inject the a and img. For example using jQuery:

  attr('href', 'skype:testskypeuser?call').
           attr('src', 'http://mystatus.skype.com/bigclassic/tarponithelpdesk').

You can also just move it in the DOM, like this:

  • Using the jQuery above, would I need to add a Quick Launch item ahead of time, or will this directly inject the item?
    – Lando
    Nov 2, 2012 at 16:39
  • For the first example you would not need the item ahead of time. For the latter you would. Choose which one to use :)
    – eirikb
    Nov 2, 2012 at 17:04

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