SharePoint – Hide Recently Modified (Wiki Library)


Hello everyone. Today I want to share my knowledge how to hide the Recently Modified Section located in the Quick Launch. Many people do not like it because it “breaks” the navigation. Like always there are many possibilities to achieve this, but I will show you the possibility I think is the best.

We will do the following:

  • Create a Custom CSS file which will disable Recently Modified for us
  • Enable necessary features
  • Upload our Custom CSS file to the SharePoint Style Library
  • Configure the SharePoint Site to use our CSS file

Recently Modified Before

sharepoint_recently_modified_before

Create Custom CSS file

Open Notepad and add the following code:

.s4-recentchanges
{
display: none;
}

Now save it as “HideRecentlyModified.css”.

Enable necessary features

Now you need to enable the necessary features

Site Settings Before

sharepoint_site_settings_before_features

Site Collection Features:

  • SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

Site Features:

  • SharePoint Server Publishing

Site Settings After

sharepoint_site_settings_after_features

Upload our Custom CSS file to the SharePoint Style Library

Now go to All Site Content and go to the newly created Style Library. Create a new folder and call it “Custom” (This way you will be able to identify your changes when some time has passed). Now upload your Custom CSS file (HideRecentlyModified.css) to this folder.

sharepoint_style_library

Configure the SharePoint Site to use our CSS file

Go to Site Settings and click on Master Page under Look and Feel. There you will find the heading “Alternate CSS URL” where you need to choose the option Specify a CSS file to be used by this publishing site and all sites that inherit from it and select your Custom CSS file. Now click on OK and you´re ready to go.

When you now take a look at your Wiki Library you will notice that Recently Modified is gone.

sharepoint_recently_modfied_after

That´s it. Now Recently Modified will no longer be visible on this SharePoint Site. The big advantage of this method is that you can enable it on a per site level, combine this CSS setting with other settings and you can easily revert it. I hoped you liked my post.

Sources:

http://thepolymathlab.com/2012/12/02/hide-recently-modified-panel-in-sharepoint-2010/

http://thepolymathlab.com/2012/12/02/add-custom-css-to-sharepoint-2010-without-master-page/

http://troyscott.ca/2010/06/07/sharepoint-master-page-missing-from-look-and-feel/

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