Hide settings under site settings page in SharePoint 2013

Posted on October 27th, 2013

In this post you will learn how to hide settings under site settings page in SharePoint 2013.

Here we will take a example of hiding the "Change The Look"  setting under [Look and Feel].

Few cases where you do not want to change the theme of sites by site collection administrators because theme needs to same for all sites in entire organization.  But there is a chance that site collection admin can change the theme.

So you want to hide that option using CSS so that even the site collection will be not able to change theme by hiding the "Change The Look" feature.

Follow the below steps to hide the "Change The Look" feature.

  1. Open Site settings of your site
  2. Fire IE developer tools and find the ID of the "Change The Look" feature. Refer below figure.
  3. Edit corev15.css file and add the below css and save the file. Its always advised to take the backup of the corev15.css file before making any changes.

Your are done.

To test the functionality try to browse the Site settings page again, you will not able to see the "Change The Look" feature now.

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