What is the best way to hide menu options/links on the site settings page?

In particular I want to hide SharePoint Designer Settings from end users so they do not see this option.

There are others I would like to hide also.



In a Site Collection scope FEATURE, include following:

  GroupId = "SiteCollectionAdmin"
  HideActionId = "SharePointDesignerSettings"
  Id = "HideSharePointDesignerSettings"
  Location = "Microsoft.SharePoint.SiteSettings">

Beware of Documentation located at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802730.aspx Some of the IDs are wrong and NOT all are documented there. For example the one that you are looking is not included in MSDN. About wrong values see: http://sp10tech.blogspot.com/2010/11/wrong-values-for-location-and-groupid.html

I found above setting from: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\SiteSettings\SiteSettings.xml file.


Build a custom action that would be a HideCustomAction and that would hide any element you want. The list of elements that you can use/hide are presented here.

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