Is there any way to grey out the content editor archive button for all Sitecore items for every user It should look like this

Should  look like this

  • Are you asking about disabling the permissions so that users cannot use that button? Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:19
  • yes, but as per requirement, the button should be visible as shown in attached screenshot
    – Vinesh
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 12:27
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    You could deny the permission for a basic role for these items in the core database. Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 15:48
  • I think you want these buttons to be disabled but yet to be visible to content authors. Is that correct?
    – Ghan
    Commented Nov 7, 2023 at 17:13

2 Answers 2


This is the solution that worked for me

  1. Create a Custom Command: Create a new class that inherits from Sitecore.Shell.Framework.Commands.Command and implement the necessary logic for your button.
using Sitecore.Shell.Framework.Commands;
    public class MyCustomCommand : Command
    public override void Execute(CommandContext context)
        // Your custom logic here

    public override CommandState QueryState(CommandContext context)
        return CommandState.Disabled;
  1. Configure the Command in Sitecore: Create an XML configuration file in your Sitecore solution, e.g., MyCustomCommand.config, to define your command. Place this file in the App_Config\Include folder.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/">
      <command name="mycustomcommand" type="YourNamespace.MyCustomCommand, YourAssembly" />
  1. Add command to your button

To visually "grey out" a ribbon item, you can use custom CSS. You can apply CSS styles to make it appear disabled.

I checked the html element for the ribbon chunk you mentioned in Sitecore 9.3 and SC 10.3.1 and it seems that you can hide it using the CSS

.chunk#CE42470D6C6FC4F618BF7D87CC7A95659 {
      opacity: 0.5;
      pointer-events: none;

You can add this CSS in {webroot}/sitecore/shell/themes/standard/default/Ribbon.css or can create a custom CSS file for the same

Hope this helps!

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