In my top navigation there are several links which are basically subsites. Under subsites are further sites or pages. I am using SharePoint 2013 default top navigation in my custom master page. I got its code from "Design Manager".

There is a particular top level subsite which I want to make unclickable. For e.g. currently this is the top navigation.


I want to make Subsite1 unclickable so is there a way to put a # in its URL so when user clicks it, nothing happen.

  • That would confuse users, I'm sure. Why would you like to make a LINK not clickable? Isn't it better to hide it altogether? I'm just curious.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 12:53
  • Because that link has no content but other links are coming under it have. This is client requirement. Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 12:57

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You could achieve that using jQuery. Get the first link of the dropdown menu and set the href of that link.

$(function() {
    $("#DeltaTopNavigation > div > ul > li > ul > li > ul > li > a:first").attr("href", "#");

If you want the link to be completely unclickable, then you could also remove its attribute.

$(function() {
    $("#DeltaTopNavigation > div > ul > li > ul > li > ul > li > a:first").removeAttr("href");

Instead of adding a link add a label

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  • Your Answer fits for SharePoint Online/Modern Experience. The Question was for SharePoint 2013 which has no Modern Experience.
    – PhilFancy
    Commented Jul 15, 2020 at 11:15
  • Sorry, I ended up here by searching for this also, so I thought others could end up here also
    – keytrap
    Commented Jul 15, 2020 at 13:04
  • Welcome Ask a similar question relevant and then answer it yourself, that way it can benefit others without adding confusion original question Commented Jul 15, 2020 at 14:18

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