Hi I am very new Magento frame work. I just installed magento and I added the new category through catalog menu. But still its not showing the category in front end.

  1. Category is under default category
  2. Is Active -Yes
  3. Display Mode -Static Block Only

These are the setting I have done with new category. After saving this, When I go to the front end its not displaying the category. How do I make the category should appear in front end.

I followed this Tutorial for creating category.

Please help me on this.

Thanks in advance.

  • 1
    Make sure the category you created has 'Include in menu' set to yes. Also reindex everything and clear the cache.
    – Marius
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 9:50
  • @Marius You mean "Include in Navigation Menu", if I set to yes its appearing. Is it possible to make that categories coming as left side block ??
    – svk
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 10:01
  • That's a totally different question. I think you should ask a new question explaining what you need.
    – Marius
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 10:02

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Make sure you have the proper root category selected under System-->Manage Stores. In my case, the proper category "All Shows". I can select it by clicking Main Website Store and choosing "All Shows". If I choose "Default Category" as my root category instead, "All Shows" and any sub-categories of that root will not show on the navigation menu. Hope this helps.


Based on the comments...
You have to set the flag "Include in Navigation Menu" for a category to yes to make it appear in the top menu.


When you say category is under default category - does this mean it is a sub directory of this? as it needs to be in order to show (not physical below it - it needs to be within it as a sub directory)


http://www.acumensoftwaredesign.com/magento/magento-nav-menu-not-displaying I have the same issue and followed this link.

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    Welcome To SE. Link only answers are not the best. Please include at least parts of what is found at the end of that url in your answer.
    – Marius
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 9:57

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