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Cant edit Quick Launch in SharePoint Online 2013 Community site.

Posted on 2014-01-30
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If I create a team site, no problem, have the edit links button. Create a Community Site... Just not there.

Under Look and Feel, the only thing I can do is change the order?

Thanks in advance.
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by:Grant Hall
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"Edit Links" only appear in a Top-level site (of a site collection) and not in sub sites.  The "Edit Links" will appear in sub sites only if the navigation is inherited from the parent site.

If you want the Community features to be added to an existing site you can go to Site Settings - Manage site features and enable the Community Site Features.  This will add the "components" of a Community site to an existing site and therefore you could use the "Edit Links" if the site is the top-level site in the collection.

I hope this helps!
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by:liminal
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Thanks for that, It is the top level site in a site collection (its a site collection for a special interest group).

So are you saying that Community sites do not have this functionality? Something only on team sites?
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Grant Hall earned 500 total points
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I did not think my answer completely through I guess before - based on my experience and some testing that I just did - the SharePoint navigation provider allows you to have the "Edit Links" on the following sites:  (I am sure there are others but I tried the top things we create for our users and these were the ones where I was able to get "Edit Links"...)

Team Sites
My Site Host
Project Sites

If I were you, I would create a Team Site as at the site collection root and then enable the Community Site features (in manage site features) - this will give you a team site, which you can add/remove anything the group does not require, gives you all of the functionality of the community site, and allows you to have the "Edit Links" as you desire.

Let me know if you have additional questions and I will do my best to answer them.
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by:liminal
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Thats ok, least I got an answer :)

But yeah, it seems you are right, cant edit links on the community site... Which is very strange.

This one is already being pushed out to people, so ill just have to go with what you said for the next one. MS just seem to be making one mistake after another these days.

Anyway, thanks again
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by:Grant Hall
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I am sure in their "ultimate" wisdom there was some obscure reasoning why this made sense.  ;)
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