SharePoint 2013 Hosting :: How to Restore Navigate up on SharePoint 2013

In this Article we will showed you how to restore navigate up on SharePoint 2013
With every new version of SharePoint, one of the things that we have to do is work out the implication of various features being pulled or deprecated. With SharePoint 2013, the removal of the Design view from SharePoint Designer is probably one of the biggest change of all. One thing that really surprised me was the removal of the Navigate Up menu that replaced the site breadcrumbs in SharePoint 2010.

And in This article I will tell you step by step how to bring it back.

This is the Navigate Up menu in a 2010 site.









Pre-requites :

Before you can following this tutorial You will need SharePoint Designer 2013 for this. To appreciate it, you should create a hierarchy of a few sites and apply the change to the site at the bottom of the hierarchy.

Restore the Navigate Up Menu to SharePoint 

  1. Open the SharePoint 2013 site in SharePoint Designer
  2. Create a copy of the seattle.master.Note: It is important that you make a copy for reasons that I explain at the bottom of the post
    seattle master 3
  3. Open the seattle_copy(1).master for editing and search for class=”ms-breadcrumb-dropdownBox” – it should be on line 368.
  4. Delete the style=”display:none;” at the end of the line.
  5. Delete the Visible=”false” immediately underneath. Essentially you: change 4
  6. Click Save.
  7. Make the seattle_copy(1).master the default master page. make master 5
  8. Return to your site and refresh. You should now have a Navigate Up menu in the Top-Link bar! fini 6

Note: One side effect of making a change like this is that the new Change the Look Feature seems to stop working. As far as I can make out, this will happen if you make a change to the default master page. This is why I got you to make a copy of the master and use that too make your changes.