I received an issue from a client that the current navigation in SharePoint wasn’t highlighting on clicking the menu item.

There are a bunch of blogs that talk about resolving this issue either by turning off Publishing Features, modifying the master page or maybe writing a script to highlight the currently selected. This might not always be needed.

It is good to have a look at your URL. Specifically if your URL is something of the sort “/sites/test/pages” vs. “/sites/test/pages/forms/allitems.aspx”

Both links work exactly the same but the highlight works only when you include “/forms/allitems.aspx” or something that actually links to a page.

Well, what can you say. It’s SharePoint 🙂