I'm using managed terms for QuickLaunch navigation in SP2013. By default, it seems to only to display "contextual" links (that is, when I go to a sub-pages, the top level links and their children all disappear, leaving only sibling and child pages.) I saw this post in which the asker seems to have the opposite problem. How do I get the complete navigation to appear on all pages?
I've done that before using a Delegate Control.
Assuming you already have a Farm or Sandbox solution, add an Empty Element to your project and put the following in your Elements.xml file.
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <Control Id="QuickLaunchDataSource" Sequence="50" ControlClass="Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Navigation.PortalSiteMapDataSource" ControlAssembly="Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"> <Property Name="SiteMapProvider">CurrentNavigationTaxonomyProvider</Property> <Property Name="ID">QuickLaunchSiteMap</Property> <Property Name="TreatStartingNodeAsCurrent">true</Property> <Property Name="StartingNodeOffset">2</Property> </Control> </Elements>
Adjust the StartingNodeOffset to the depth you want the navigation to start at. In your case it might be 1.
Add the element to a Feature.
Deploy the solution.
Activate the feature.