I have been asked to hide tome tabs from navigation bar on Partner Community when the logged user is Community User.

What have investigated so far:

Create a custom theme and replace the the layout in community. This takes me to build this logic:

Lightning Component controller to retrieve the element that has the index of the tab item in this case the tag is this:

<a class="slds-navigation-list--vertical__action slds-text-link--reset" data-menu-item-id="1" href="javascript:void(0);" data-aura-rendered-by="6:51;a">Employers</a>

I'm trying to retrieve the element this way

doInit : function(component, event, helper) {
    var x = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
    // Returns a collection

    var y = document.querySelectorAll("li a[data-menu-item-id=\"0\"]"); 
    // I'm not sure what does this return

    document.getElementsByTagName("a")[0].setAttribute("ddisplay", none); 

    // Get the user id, I can work with and an Apex method to get
    // the Profile Name
    component.set("v.userId", $A.get('$SObjectType.CurrentUser.Id'));


To setAttribute("display",none);

I don't now what else to do, I looked for a setting to do this but nothing, also how much effort can this take to get it properly done?

  • Its not recommended to use document methods in your lightning component as you are doing. you can refer to Using JavaScript from the developer documentation
    – glls
    Apr 6, 2019 at 12:51

1 Answer 1


It looks like you could make your life easier by using a page variation and simply use a different header component based on that.

  • I have tried what you say in every way as much as I can but I still can't manage to change the navigation bar according to the user's profile. I'm using Partner Central template if it help to troubleshoot my issue. I would appreciate a lot if can give me more details about how to please, my brain is about to explode. Thanks a lot in advance.
    – AjFmO
    Apr 7, 2019 at 5:14

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