I have used PowerShell to change the left part of the Suite Bar in Sharepoint 2013.

However, the changes are only applied to the top level site of the site collection. I assumed it would change for the entire Web Application since it is a property of the SPWebApplication object.

Is there any further action neccessary to make this change on the subsites as well?

There is only one Site Collection in the Web Application.


$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication $WebAppUrl
$webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = 
   '<div class="ms-core-brandingText">
  • Have you done a $webApp.Update() ? Jul 5, 2013 at 11:16
  • Yes, I forgot to include that in the question. Jul 5, 2013 at 11:31
  • I am new at this and having a little trouble. I keep getting this error message when I try to use the new master page. Sorry, something went wrong Literal content (' ') is not allowed within a 'System.Web.UI.UpdatePanelTriggerCollection'
    – user21079
    Nov 27, 2013 at 16:33

1 Answer 1


You can do this directly in the master page using script

If you are using the seattle master do the following:

1 - Open your site with SharePoint designer

2 - Navigate to All Files -> _catalogs -> master page

3 - Edit the Seattle.master in advanced mode and copy all the code

4 - By default it’s not possible edit the original master, to create a new one click on File -> Blank Master Page

5 - Check out the new master, edit it in advanced mode, delete all the existent code and paste the one form original Seattle

6 - Check Out New Master

7 - Search for

<div id="suiteBarRight">

8 - Right above it paste the following script

If you are using Office 365

 <script type="text/javascript">
  var companyLogo=document.getElementById("suiteBrandingBox");
  companyLogo.innerHTML = "<a href='/'><img src='/SiteAssets/BindTuningLogo.PNG' height='30px'></a>";

If you are using SharePoint 2013

<script type='text/javascript' src='//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js'></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
     var suitebar = $("#suiteBar");
     var branding = suitebar.find(".ms-core-brandingText");
     branding.html("<a href='/'><img src='/SiteAssets/BindTuningLogo.PNG' height='30px'></a>");

Adjust the href in the script if you want to include any particular URL, and the image url to match with your logo

9 - Save the modified master page, check it in and publish the major version

10 - Open your Sharepoint Site, go to Settings -> Site Settings -> MasterPage under Look and Feel and select the new master page for the Site master and System master options

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