I have used this code in view.phtml to display subcategories on category page

<?php foreach ($this->getCurrentCategory()->getChildrenCategories() as $_subcat): ?>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $_subcat->getUrl() ?>"><?php echo Mage::helper('catalog/output')->categoryAttribute($_subcat, $_subcat->getName(), 'name') ?></a></li>
<?php endforeach ?>

but this is obviously displaying only the list of subcategories, I want image and same view as products on category page

Desired Result

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Getting this

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Favorite community please help :)

2 Answers 2


Try to make a var dump of "$_subcat" inside the foreach:

<?php foreach ($this->getCurrentCategory()->getChildrenCategories() as $_subcat): ?>
    <?php var_dump($_subcat->getData()); die(); ?>
<?php endforeach ?>

You will display all the options available to use.

  • not working <br> array(7) { ["entity_id"]=> string(2) "46" ["name"]=> string(2) "LG" ["path"]=> string(12) "1/2/14/45/46" ["is_active"]=> string(1) "1" ["is_anchor"]=> string(1) "0" ["request_path"]=> string(36) "tv-and-home-theater/shop-by-brand/lg" ["id"]=> string(2) "46" } Commented May 4, 2017 at 10:37

Use below code

$_category = Mage::registry('current_category');

$subcategories = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->getCategories($_category->getId());

foreach ($subcategories as $subcategory){ ?>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $subcategory->getUrl() ?>"><?php echo $subcategory->getName() ?></a></li>
<?php }
  • not working :/ ... Commented May 4, 2017 at 11:49
  • Try using direct category ID instead: $_category->getId() Commented May 5, 2017 at 4:35
  • still getting names only, i want images Commented May 5, 2017 at 7:26
  • For image use: <img src="<?php echo Mage::getBaseUrl('media').'catalog/category/'. $subcategory->getThumbnail(); ?>" alt="" /> inside foreach loop Commented May 5, 2017 at 8:54
  • ibb.co/cpBFkk Commented May 5, 2017 at 13:10

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