I noticed that if I create a web part page, it does not display the Current Navigation. Most of the pages that I develop will typically require the Current Navigation as a desired feature. So, I had to do a little research to figure out how to make it happen. Turns out that the problem is in the Master Page. When I first realized this, I went down the road of “just have it inherit from the parent”. The problem is, it already is inheriting from the parent. So what gives?
The page created has a couple lines of code in it that tell the page to override the navigation and to not display it. The two lines are:
“PlaceHolderLeftNavBar” and “PlaceHolderNavSpacer”
Simply delete these two lines from the page and the Current Navigation will appear, just like magic.