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How To: Hide Left Side Navigation on Home Page

I was recently asked: "How can I hide the side nav bar on the main homepage layout ?? I want to be able to use the side NAV with in the team site etc etc, but I don't want it on the front page.. "

There are a couple of ways to do this in SharePoint 2010. If you are using a non-publishing site you can add a Content Editor Web Part to the page and add the following to the HTML Source.

body #s4-leftpanel
display: none;
margin-left: 0px;

Basically the CSS above hides the left navigation Div, and then sets the content area to not have a left margin.

Once you are done, simply modify the web part and hide it on the page.


If you are using a publishing site for your homepage simply add the same styles specified above to a custom page layout. That way if you have a need for other pages that do not need the left side navigation you can re-use the page layout.


Dan said…
Awesome... thank you ...
Christian Stahl said…
Hi mate! I was struggeling with this for some month ago, and get to the same result as you, I wrote about that in my blog.
Mahmoud Hakeem said…
Nice article.
Do u know how to fix the height of the content div?
that the top and left navigation bars have a fixed position when the user scrolls the page down or up?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Anonymous said…
Good Post,
I am trying to reverse a bit by showing top global nav and left nav for a site/site collection created with Publishing Team Site Template. I need to show both, but if i create a web part page i am getting top nav ONLY, and if i create a Publishing page i am getting ONLY Left nav, I think it's because of master pages one uses v4.master other one uses nightandday master, anyway i can add something in nightandday master page to show top nav.

Appreciate your help - Ipacs
Anonymous said…
You are my saver for today!!
Anonymous said…
For me it didn't work, I was able to do it in different way
Anonymous said…
This is about the tenth or so post i've found on the subject, but none specifies where the "master file" is; not even a file name! Could you please be more specific?
Anonymous said…
thank you for the post
Niranjan said…
thanks for the tip.
can u suggest how to hide quick launch on application pages? i tried adding your css class to my custom master page.i can hide quick launch on settings.aspx but not on user.aspx page
any help will be appreciated
Kim said…
This is so great! Thanks for posting - I tried to do this for 3 days before!
Balu said…
Thank you! It works like a charm!
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Sa Sa said…
Could i this trick use in Security Trim controls, actualy want to close this panel for users who hase the view permissions, could I?
Anurag said…
very good post thanks a lot...
Deepika said…
I have Tried Hiding Recently Modified section in the Left Navigation in “Site Pages” using below CSS in HTML Form Web Part
< style type="text/css">
{display: none;}
< /style>
It is hidden for Users, who have “Full Control” permission, but not for others. I have “Full Control” Permissions.
Please provide any solution for this issue.
Gloria Schrock said…
Worked perfectly. Thank you!
aterese said…
Erik, I've been trying to find a way to turn the left navigation into a dropdown menu in my responsive design (after the global navigation dropdown). Do you have any articles on this, as I can easily accomplish on the global nav, but no the quick launch.
Karl said…
Hi thanks a lot for the contribution i tried and works very find in Sharepoint 2010.

I was concerned with the wandering of the users in the left hand menu, but with this i applied not to a Home page else a List page and works like a charmy.Thanks again!
Russ said…
Works very well, thanks. Question, from a layman: how about the right panel???
THank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kim Diveley said…
I read the same on another site and have tried it numerous times. It works great until I save the page and then the left nav reappears. Any suggestions?
Erik Swenson said…
@ Kim, you might want to try using a script editor webpart instead of the Content Editor... Also make sure you Publish your page, and approve it if needed.
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