This is a Step-by-Step article on how to add Links to the Quick Launch or Left Navigation of a SharePoint 2013 site.

With the Introduction of New look and feel for SharePoint 2013, the procedure for Adding\Editing Navigation links has Changed.The New Quick Launch can now be edited from “Edit Links” option which is available in the quick launch itself.Lets look at the detailed Steps-

1. New UI –

2. When you click on “Edit Links” it Opens the quick launch in Edit mode.You can either drag and drop any link to the edit area or simply click on “link” button.

3. When you Click on the Link you can add the URL where your link would go to and the Text to display.Click OK Once done.

4. This will add “Create Lists” link in the Quick Launch.

5. Save the Quick Launch to Save the settings.

Other Features –

Edit the Quick Launch Links – Simply click on the added “Create Lists” link to edit the URL and Text.

Order Quick Launch Links – For Ordering the links simply drag and drop the links and Save the settings.

Please note : The old “Navigation” option in Site Settings still exists for editing Quick Launch and Global Navigation.The Feature is available Only for sites with Publishing feature turned on.