I am using SharePoint 2013 and I have create an enterprise wiki site as a subsite. I would like to edit the navigation links on the left hand side bar (aka quick launch) but I read that subsites will not have the "edit link" button for customization.

I have tried changing the settings under "site settings > navigation", but nothing changed.

This is what I'm seeing on my subsite

This is what I'm seeing on my subsite

This is the "edit links" button I am referring to in the master site

This is the edit links button I am referring to in the master site

If possible, I do not wish to go into codes editing. Please assist! Thanks!

  • Do you want custom menu on quick launch or just want to remove few links from it? – Gaurravs Jul 8 '16 at 8:22

Go to Site Settings >> Under Look and Feel click Navigation >> Under Structural Navigation: Sorting

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Here you can change your Current and Global navigation settings.


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  • I actually did this, but the changes does not show – Melissa Lim Jul 12 '16 at 9:09
  • Are you getting error? Or update your question with your steps that you have followed. – Dikesh Gandhi Jul 12 '16 at 9:32
  • Nope, there is no error message. I edited the navigation just like your steps, but the changes does not reflect on the navigation sidebar. – Melissa Lim Jul 12 '16 at 9:40
  • Have you selected "Structural Navigation: Display the current site, the navigation items below the current site, and the current site's siblings" option in "current navigation" in Navigation tab in site settings? – Dikesh Gandhi Jul 12 '16 at 10:46
  • Yes, I did, but I still see the same thing on my sidebar – Melissa Lim Jul 14 '16 at 6:32

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