Modifying Navigation

To modify the site navigation,

  • Select Site Settings
  • Under Look and Feel, select Navigation to open the Navigation Settings page.

You can do the following modifications:


  • Show/hide global and current navigation links
  • Sort links automatically or manually
  • Move links up and down (links on the current navigation are set to be sorted manually)
  • Edit links and headings
  • Add/Delete links and headings


  • The Edit and Delete options are not available for a link that is populated automatically on the current navigation when you create a new page, or new subsite.
  • The Edit and Delete options are available for links that are manually added to the current navigation.

Current navigation:

Show subsites & Show Pages

  • With the "Show Pages" option checked, a link to a new page is automatically added to the current navigation bar when you create it. The corresponding link will be automatically removed from the left navigation bar when you delete a page.
  • With the Show Pages option unchecked, links are not populated automatically on the current navigation when you create new pages. Then, you have to add links manually using Add Link... in Navigation Editing and Sorting section. In this case, you should add a Home link to go back to the home page.

Show subsites option works the same way.

Adding Links to the Current Navigation (or Quick Launch)

To add a link manually to the current navigation,

  • Click on Add Link
  • Enter the link title or page title to the Title field
  • Use the Browse button to browse to the page you want to link
  • The link will be populated to the URL field
  • Click OK
  • Note:
    1. To create a link to an external website, copy the URL (web address) of that website, paste it to the URL field and check "Open Link in a new window". That is to avoid losing you main site when the external site opens on top of it.
    2. For link to a document (PDF or Office document), "Open Link in a new window" must be checked