SharePoint 2013 - Show Navigation on Search Result Pages

Tags: SharePoint 2013, Web Parts

It’s often frustrating to be in a search center somewhere and not have the ability to get back to whatever portal you came from.  Here’s a handy web part (.dwp file) for search result pages in SharePoint 2013 that displays the site navigation:

Here’s the link that led me to it: by @eliostruyf.

While the before/after below is from different sites, I think it illustrates the point. If you add the web part to the web part gallery, it’s a one-time configuration and add so you don’t always have to upload to each page individually. I also found that it needs to be placed above all other web parts on the page to function correctly.