Create a quick link to the create-alert-window

Sometimes you want your users provide a link to the “create new alert” page. By default that window is opened in a modal box and the url is hard to find.

You can use this url:

https://server/sitename/_layouts/SubNew.aspx?List=guid&Source=%2Fsitename

The hard part is to find the list guid of your list. You can do this by browsing to the list where you want to create an alert and go the the list settings. Now you find the list guid in your address bar of your browser. Copy and replace it in the link and you’re ready to share the url.