I am working on a Magento 2.1.7 shop. To achieve this, I have created a child-theme of Magento Blank.

By default, it seems, Magento displays links to the product categories (and subcategories) in the top bar. I need to display only the CMS (static) pages there.

The code from default.xml that displays the top bar is:

<container name="navbar-collapse" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="collapse navbar-collapse" htmlId="wg-navbar-collapse">
  <block class="Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Topmenu" name="catalog.topnav" template="html/topmenu.phtml" ttl="3600" before="-">
       <argument name="parent_item_class" xsi:type="string">dropdown</argument>
       <argument name="submenu_class" xsi:type="string">dropdown-menu</argument>

Replacing catalog.topnav with cms.topnav did not produce any change in the frontend. I could not find a way to do that through the admin either.

How must I do it?

Alternatively, is there a free plugin for this functionality?

Thank you!

  • This will require you to create a custom module or buy an extension, since this functionality is not part of Magento core
    – gabehou
    Oct 25, 2017 at 16:00
  • Where can I copy one from? Magento is really new to me. Oct 25, 2017 at 16:10
  • You will need to develop one from scratch or buy an extension, It's a long process creating this functionality
    – gabehou
    Oct 25, 2017 at 16:13

1 Answer 1


You have to create a plugin in your custom module to achieve this. Have a look at this answer to add your cms-page/custom-link in top menu.

Adding a non-category link to the navigation links in magento 2

  • Is there a free plugin for this functionality? Oct 26, 2017 at 8:55
  • It's a custom plugin. You can create your own plugin using above link. If you are creating your own custom plugin then it is absolutely free :) Oct 26, 2017 at 9:09

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