I want to hide a "div" from all startpages/welcomepages. But I cant just compare "start.aspx" and my url parameter cause sometimes the page "start.aspx" isn't there in the url. Is there a way to know if I'm on a "startpage" or not using javascript?

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SPWeb has RootFolder which internally has WelcomePage property. You can use that to get this information

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var spWeb = clientContext.get_web();
var rootFolder = spWeb.get_rootFolder();
clientContext.load(rootFolder, 'WelcomePage');
clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, onQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this, onQueryFailed));

function onQuerySucceeded() {

function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {

In case of publishing web

var web = context.get_web();
var pubWeb = SP.Publishing.PublishingWeb.getPublishingWeb(context, web);
context.load(pubWeb, 'DefaultPage');
  • It has not been requested or the request has not been executed. It may need to be explicitly requested?
    – Hannes
    Dec 4, 2014 at 15:10
  • Not sure. Its working perfectly on my SP2013. By the way is it a publishing site? Dec 4, 2014 at 15:17
  • Yes its a publishing site. Does it matter?
    – Hannes
    Dec 4, 2014 at 15:24
  • Yes. In that case we should get the Publishing Web and then use the DefaultPage Dec 4, 2014 at 15:25
  • @Hannes I have edited my answer. Dec 4, 2014 at 15:53

Thanks for the help, unfortunately it didnt work for me since there where something wrong with my SP.Publishing reference.

Instead I fixed it with this code:

$(document).ready(function () {
   if (window.location.href.indexOf("_layouts") > -1) {
   else {

All pages accept welcomepages are located in the _layouts for me so I'll just hide my element if it's not in the _layouts folder. Works like a charm so far.

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