On any List I create on my site (Custom List, Announcements, Promoted Links etc) whenever I click 'new item' I am redirected to my site homepage, rather than the form.

I can enter items ok via 'Quick Edit' then if I try to edit one of those items, again I am returned to the homepage.

I've tried customising a List with InfoPath, same things happens. I then change back to the SharePoint form (via List Settings > Form Settings) and still the same.

If I try to link to 'New item' via sites/sitename/List/listname/newform.aspx again I am returned to the site homepage.

Any ideas please?

  • Since created a sub-site off of this site and that has the same problem too, so it points to something in the site collections features. Any ideas anyone?
    – Nimrodping
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 17:59

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Disabling Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) might be worth a try:

  • Go to Site Settings -> Manage site features
  • Find "Minimal Download Strategy" and click Deactivate

MDS can cause some hairy problems on sites with custom code or custom master pages, as explained here, and I think it is turned on by default. Let me know if this helps!

  • No, that didn't work - but thank you for the suggestion anyway
    – Nimrodping
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 9:59

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