Change “SharePoint” Branding Text in SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar

Ever wanted to change the “SharePoint” branding text in the Suite bar (in top-left position) of the SharePoint 2013 site?

sharepoint 2013 add link to suite bar powershell

Well, You can set the web application’s SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml property with PowerShell/Object model code, to change the text “SharePoint” shown in top left banner of  SharePoint 2013 sites.

Customizing the SharePoint 2013 suite bar branding using PowerShell:

Here is the PowerShell script to add link to suite bar in SharePoint 2013.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePOint.PowerShell
#Get the Web Application
$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication ""

#Set the "SharePoint" text Property 
$webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "Crescent Extranet"

# You can also replace it with Clickable Hyperlink - Images
# $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = '<div class="ms-core-brandingText"><a href=""><img src=""/></a></div>'  

#Update changes

Here is the result in action:
customizing the sharepoint 2013 suite bar branding using powershell

jQuery method with SharePoint 2013 Master page to customizing the SharePoint 2013 suite bar branding:

To change the “SharePoint” branding text in the suite bar, you can also use jQuery. Just open your master page in SharePoint designer, locate </head> tag and place this code in it.

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function() {
 var suiteBar = $("#suiteBar").find(".ms-core-brandingText");
 suiteBar.html("<a style='color:white' href=''>Crescent Extranet</a>");   

Using CSS to replace “SharePoint” Branding Text:
Place this CSS in your Master page.

     .ms-core-brandingText {
           text-indent: -95px;
    .ms-core-brandingText:after {  
          content: " Crescent Inc.";

BTW, It’s actually a delegate control that can be replaced with a user control solution built in the Visual Studio, In case you need a solution-based approach. More info here: SuiteBarBrandingDelegate Delegate Control

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

4 thoughts on “Change “SharePoint” Branding Text in SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar

  • I tried both CSS and Javascript, and both not working….any idea why might this be the case?

  • Salaudeen —

    It looks like the issue is the fact that most of my farms are Foundation 2013. The PowerShell script is working perfectly on my Server and Enterprise farms. Any idea what I need to change for Foundation?

  • Salaudeen —

    This doesn’t seem to work on my CA sites. I was able to change it on a CA site a couple of years ago, but it’s not working now. If I check the property it looks like it should be working:

    $Check = Get-SPWebApplication -IncludeCentralAdministration | Where-Object { $_.IsAdministrationWebApplication }
    OOTB Non-Prod Tampa Farm

    Any ideas?


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