Edit Links Missing in SharePoint 2013 Global and Left Navigation

Edit Links Missing in SharePoint 2013 Global and Left Navigation

In this post, we will discuss Edit Links in SharePoint 2013 which appears in global navigation and left navigation. We will also see how we can hide Edit Link option using css in SharePoint 2013.

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EDIT LINKS options is a very useful option where users having Edit or more permission will be able to Add, Edit or Delete or Arrange links in SharePoint 2013 global navigation and left navigation. It appears like below:

Edit Links Missing in SharePoint 2013 Global and Left Navigation
Edit Links Missing in SharePoint 2013 Global and Left Navigation

In some sites, you may see the link is missing. Here are a few points we need to see:
– Edit links will be available for a few site templates like Team Site, Publishing sites, Personal Site, Project site, My Site Host.

– The link will be available for users having Edit permission or more than Edit Permission.

– The link will be available for “Structural Navigation” for publishing sites.

– The link will not appear in subsite if your subsite is inheriting navigation from the parent site.

If you are migrating a site from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013, then in some sites you might not see the link. Mostly because the site may be created by using one deprecated template like blank site template.

How to hide Edit Links Option using CSS:
We can be able to hide Edit Links option by using simple CSS in the page (or master page) like below:

<style>
.ms-navedit-editLinksText{
display: none;
}
</style>


If you want to hide for a particular page, then you can put the above code inside a script editor or content editor web part.

Hope this will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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