I have sharepoint 2010 and I experience problems with the "top link bar" - it is simply not available under "look and feel" options (there is a "navigation" instead).

I've read on a variety of sites that I need to disable the "SharePoint Server Publishing" to enable the "top link bar". That's what I did - for sure - but the "top link bar" is still not available.. how is it possible? What do I do to get the "top link bar" back to work?

  • Did you disable it for the site collection? – Mike Aug 7 '12 at 20:46

Not only "SharePoint Server Publishing" should be disabled, but under "Site Collection Features" you have to deactivate "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" also.

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Even though top link was missing from settings, by adding /_layouts/15/topnav.aspx to your site URL you can open it


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You need to disable both features like "SharePoint Server Publishing" and "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure". Definitely, it will be visible(Top link bar). Because it is a default feature so Once you activate the publishing feature by default the Top link bar feature will be disabled.

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