Internet Explorer 9: Pinning and Jump Lists

One of the new features in IE9 is the ability to pin a website to the taskbar and include items in the Jump List.  With the new site under construction and IE9 close to complete I decided to add this functionality to the new site.  Pinning is easy and doesn’t require any configuration.  Just grab the URL and drag it to the taskbar.

To add a Jump List takes a little configuration.  The new site is built on WordPress so I will use that as an example but the process is pretty close on any site.  On your WordPress site browse to WP-Content\Themes\THEME_NAME\ and open header.php for editing.  Add the following code to your header.php anywhere in between the <head> </head> tags.

<meta name=”application-name” content=”YOUR_WEBSITE_NAME“/>
<meta name=”msapplication-task” content=”name=LIST_ITEM_1;action-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_1;icon-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_1_FAVICON” />
<meta name=”msapplication-task” content=”name=LIST_ITEM_2;action-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_2;icon-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_2_FAVICON” />

Save the header.php file and then clear your browser cache.  Launch IE9 and pin the website to your taskbar.  Close IE9, right-click on your taskbar icon and you should see your Jump List appear.

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