Create a managed metadata navigation from Term Store in SharePoint Online

In this SharePoint article, I will explain how to create a global navigation menu from the term store metadata in the SharePoint Online site. Learn how to create a managed metadata navigation in SharePoint Online.

Below the follow steps to create a global navigation menu in the SharePoint site from the term store.

You can also read two article on SharePoint Online term store.

Create a managed metadata navigation from Term Store in SharePoint Online

Open the SharePoint Online site, go to “Site Settings” -> “Look and Feel”. Select the “Navigation” under “Look and Feel” section. Click on “Navigation”.

how to use managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013
how to use managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013

Now the “Navigation Settings” Page will come. In the “Navigation Settings” page Select the “Managed Navigation” for the both “Global Navigation” and “Current Navigation”.

how to configure managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013
how to configure managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013

Managed Navigation Term Set: Select the “Site Navigation” term set.

Below the “Managed navigation term Set” we will see,

Add new pages to navigation automatically: Which is disabled automatically. If we enable the checkbox then a new page will be added to navigation.

Create friendly URLs for new pages automatically: When we enable this option it will create a friendly URL for the new page.

sharepoint 2013 managed metadata navigation across site collections
sharepoint 2013 managed metadata navigation across site collections

Show and Hide Ribbon: If we disable this option then the user does not have access show ribbon or hide the ribbon. By default is always “Show”. Click on “OK”.

How to Configure Site Navigation in SharePoint 2013
How to Configure Site Navigation in SharePoint 2013

To checking the Navigation term set is created or not go to the “Site Settings” -> “Site Administration”. Click on “Term store management” which comes under “Site Administration”.

From the left side panel, we can able to see “Site Navigation” under “Site Collection”. I have added some of the term under the “Site Navigation” term set.

how to use managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013
how to use managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013

Now our SharePoint site page looks like below. We will see all the managed metadata terms are appearing in the current navigation items and global navigation items in the SharePoint site.

how to use managed metadata navigation in sharepoint 2013
how to use managed metadata navigation in SharePoint 2013

In the above screenshot we can notice it only displaying only first level and the second label, the third level is not visible in the SharePoint site.

SharePoint Three level navigation

Below is the way, we can enable three level navigation in SharePoint Online.

Open the SharePoint designer 2013. Open the Master Pages from the left side panel of SharePoint designer 2013.

Select and open the “seatle.html” file page. In the “seatle.html” page search for “MaximumDynamicDisplayLevel” word. Then change the
MaximumDynamicDisplayLevel” value to 4.

Now up to 4 levels, we can see in the SharePoint site page global navigation or top navigation. Save the page.

sharepoint online global navigation multiple levels
sharepoint 2013 global navigation multiple levels

Open the SharePoint online site page. Now we can able to see the term up to 4 levels. But in the term store, I have added only up-to level 3. So it is displaying up-to 3 levels.

sharepoint 2013 global navigation multiple levels
sharepoint online global navigation multiple levels

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This blog explained to us how to create a global navigation menu from the term store in SharePoint Online. We will also discuss how to display multiple level term in the SharePoint site global navigation.

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