I am trying to add a custom action to the Welcome menu, right below the Sign Out button. Here are the steps I followed:

1) Created an Empty element called CustomActions and edited the Elements.xml as below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
    Description="This is my custom action."
    Title="Open Application Page"
    <UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/SPCustomAction/MyAppPage.aspx"/>

2) Created a feature with scope Site, and added this item to the feature.

3) Deployed.

Am I missing something? I also tried creating a SPUserCustomAction programmatically on the FeatureActivated, but it's not showing up either.

Any advise?

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    Have you confirmed that the feature is activated? The only other thing I can see that differs from my custom action definitions (SP2013 on-premise) is the GroupId - you could try 'PersonalActions' instead of 'SiteActions', and the Sequence number - try '1000'.
    – Ted N.
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 22:27
  • +1 For the promp reply and correct response!
    – Gonzalo
    Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 13:40

1 Answer 1


Use GroupId="PersonalActions" and Sequence="1000"

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