SharePoint 2013 Add Quick Launch or left navigation link in Site Using REST API

In this article I have explore represented as headings in the Quick Launch or left naviagtion area of the user interface in SharePoint 2013 site using REST API. Here we tried add custom navigation node corresponding to links in the Quick Launch area of the site using REST API using jQuery.

Navigation in SharePoint:

– Creating Navigation in the Quick Launch( i..e Left Navigation)
REST API QuickLaunch EndPoint to use in Add_ins:

I have created the host site and have default added multiple Quick Launch navigation nodes . Now, let’s say we want to “Add one Custom navigation nodes ‘’ Notebook” in the Quick Launch(i..e Left Navigation)

add quick launch in sharepoint 2013 rest api

add quick launch in sharepoint 2013 rest api

I have Added one Custom navigation nodes “Notebook” in the Quick Launch(i..e Left Navigation) on button click.

Follow below steps:

Navigate to your SharePoint 2013 siteand and from this page, select Site Actions | Edit Page. Then Edit the page, go to the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon and click “Web Part” option. In the Web Parts picker area, go to the “Media and Content” category, select the Script Editor Web Part, and press the “Add” button.

Once the Web Part is inserted into the page, you will see an “EDIT SNIPPET” link; click it. You can insert HTML and/or JavaScript, as shown below.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”../…/SiteAssets/Script/jquery-1.10.2.js”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript”>

$(document).ready(function ($) {

$(“#createQuickLaunch”).click(function () { createQuickLaunch() });


//Create a Quicklaunch Navigation

function createQuickLaunch() {

var endPointUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + “/_api/web/navigation/QuickLaunch”;

var headers = {

“accept”: “application/json;odata=verbose”,

“content-Type”: “application/json;odata=verbose”,

“X-RequestDigest”: jQuery(“#__REQUESTDIGEST”).val()


var call = jQuery.ajax({

url: endPointUrl,

type: “POST”,

data: JSON.stringify({

“__metadata”: { type: “SP.NavigationNode” },

‘IsExternal’: true,

‘Title’: “Notebook”,

‘Url’: “”


headers: headers




function successHandler(data, textStatus, jqXHR) {

SP.UI.Notify.addNotification(“Navigation created Successully”, false);


function failureHandler(errorMessage) {

alert(“Request Failed: unable to Navigation: ” + JSON.stringify(errorMessage));



Final output:

On click ” Create Navigation” button.

add quick launch in sharepoint online rest api

add quick launch in sharepoint online rest api

Hope this post will be very useful.

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Sagar Pardeshi

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.

  • hardik says:

    can you provide me sample code to add multiple links to quick lunch?

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