We have an SharePoint Foundation 2013 setup.

At the home page quick launch bar, we have 20 odd subsites, with other subsites off these.

Can I force SharePoint to keep this quick launch bar visible on all sites and subsites?

3 Answers 3


It is possible for all sub sites.

Go to Site settings >> Navigation. In Current Navigation, select Display the same navigation items as the parent site.

  • hi, thanks for that, but i dont see any site settings for "navigation" in sharepoint foundation ? Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 11:26
  • Try to access direct link with your SharePoint url: /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx. If accessible, you can modify above changes Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 11:43
  • Hi Viraj, that AreaNavigationSettings.aspx doesent appear to exist... Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 12:09
  • It's called Quick Launch in foundation.
    – Erin L
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 13:14

In SharePoint Foundation, you cannot use parent settings for quick launch - only for top navigation bar. You can only select "Use Links from Parent" under top link bar.


SharePoint Server Publishing features not available in SharePoint 2013 Foundation.need to deploy SharePoint Foundation 2013 Publishing Infrastructure solution in SharePoint foundation (more details fallow this link https://spf2013publishing.codeplex.com/) after deploying it, you need to activate SharePoint Foundation Publishing Infrastructure feature from Site Collection Features and Manage site features in SharePoint site's settings. After that you will have NAVIGATION option in your site settings under Look & Feel.


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