I have a site where I use managed metadata as navigation. It works like a charm for pages. BUT When I add a list to my navigation it removes the top navigation item.

here is a rundown of how it is built:

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"Superusers" and "Support opening hours" are pages. "Computer whitelist" is a SharePoint list.

So when I set up my metadata navigation I can see the entire navigation ( 4 elements if I choose "Superusers" or "support opening hours" as shown on this picture:

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My problem comes when I click on "Computer whitelist". It doesn't show the Top nav point ( IT ) it only shows the 3 elements that are on the same level in the navigation as shown on this picture:

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So my question is how do I setup lists to show the entire navigation? Or is this a limitation of metadata navigation?

EDIT: it is set to simple link as shown in the picture:

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1 Answer 1


Try with simple link to list (with relative url)

Simple link to list


You have absolute path to list. Try with relative path to list.

example of absolute path> https://SITE/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Type just /Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx


  • that is already done.
    – Cherubel
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 8:38
  • 2
    Edited answer :)
    – Marko Tica
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 8:03

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