Remove starting node in SharePoint Top Nav menu

In this post we will explain how to Remove starting node in SharePoint Top Nav menu

Remove starting node in SharePoint Top Nav menu

Remove first node in SharePoint top navigation menu

  • Open SharePoint Designer > MasterPage > Select your own master page.
SharePoint Designer Master Page
  • Right Click > Check Out > Edit File in advanced mode.
  • Replace the following tag.
<SharePoint:DelegateControl runat="server"
ControlId="TopNavigationDataSource" Id="topNavigationDelegate">
<Template_Controls>
<asp:SiteMapDataSource
ShowStartingNode="False" SiteMapProvider="SPNavigationProvider"
ID="topSiteMap" runat="server" StartingNodeUrl="sid:1002">
</asp:SiteMapDataSource>
</Template_Controls>
</SharePoint:DelegateControl>
  • With the following tag.
<asp:SiteMapDataSource
ShowStartingNode="False"
SiteMapProvider="CombinedNavSiteMapProvider"
id="topSiteMap"
runat="server"/>
  • Check In > Publish as major Version > top navigation will look like as.
remove the first node

Applies To

  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.

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