I have created a Site Collection and then I define sub sites under it. Now I created a term Store and I linked to the site collection navigation and Wiki Column.

But all the sub sites will get the same navigation and Wiki Categories as their parent site collection;

So my question is if there is a way to define the Site Navigation and Wiki Categories on the sub site level , so each sub site will have unique term store, navigation and Wiki Categories column? Br

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Sure, under /subsiteUrl/_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx you can define that the subsite will use a different Global or Current Navigation and also specify a termset to use

  • thanks for your reply, it worked for the navigation, but what about the Wiki Categories colum is there a way to link it to a unique term store also?
    – John John
    May 23, 2013 at 14:58
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    Haven't really played around with Wiki categories, sorry May 23, 2013 at 14:59
  • another question ,, why i have to type the URL myself to access the subsite navigation. is there a link from the site setting menu instead?
    – John John
    May 23, 2013 at 15:01
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    Yes the Navigation link under site settings (in the upper right column) takes you to the same spot, but the link was easier to provide ;) May 23, 2013 at 15:14
  • i tried to access the subsite Colum by going to ""site setting--> site Columns"" but the "Wiki Categories " column is disabled unline when accessing it from the site collection level. so this might mean that i can not assign unique value to the Wiki Categories column or other column for a sub site ?? what do u think ?
    – John John
    May 23, 2013 at 15:55

i can modify the Sub Page Wiki Category column by accessing this column from the Library settings instead from the SubSite settings.

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    Just keep in mind that several Librarys can exist on the same sub web :) May 25, 2013 at 15:11

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