SharePoint 2010 web part pages donot show the left navigation by default

When you create a new web part page in SharePoint, its left navigation column becomes empty. Reason for this is that the left side navigation is defined in the Master Page using “PlaceHolderLeftNavBar” content place holder and templates for Web Part Pages shipped with SharePoint overrides this content place holder and deletes its content, thus displaying empty left navigation. The solution for this is to change the page so it will not override the menu place holder, but inherit it from the Master Page.
The place holders we are interested in are:
Solution:
1. There is this tag which needs to be deleted or commented (this one hides the left nav)


SharePoint 2010 web part pages donot show the left navigation by default
SharePoint 2010 web part pages donot show the left navigation by default
2. Delete only this tag as this is what overrides the default nav coming from the master page.
3. Leave this tag as it is, if this is deleted(as said in other posts) it leaves a blank row on top the left nav which is not what you would want.
4. Save the file.
You will get a warning saying you are about to customize the page. Just go ahead and open that web part again. It should have that good left navigation.
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I am Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 6+years. I am very much passionate about programming and my core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#,Jquery,Javascript,REST. I am running this blog to share my experience & learning with the community I am an MCP, MCTS .NET & Sharepoint 2010, MCPD Sharepoint 2010, and MCSD HTML 5,Sharepoint 2013 Core Solutions. I am currently working on Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2013,Sharepoint 2013 App Dev, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server 2008.

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