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How can I display all anchor categories in Magento ( even with no result (empty category) as for attribute product?

As default behavior when I set "anchor" a category, this is shown in "Shopping by" section only if is no empty. I'ld like to show all categories.

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I would say this filtering happens here:

if ($category->getIsActive() && $category->getProductCount()) {

So, rewrite this class and remove $category->getProductCount().

But I didn't test it.

  • Thank you for reply. It works like a charm but I can do it without edit core file directly? Is there a way? Further, empty categories are shown now as text, how can I show they as links?
    – KaMZaTa
    Sep 7, 2014 at 13:05
  • Check the tempalte for the links. And you want to rewrite the model, not edit the core file: magedev.com/magento-overriding-model-block-or-helper Sep 7, 2014 at 13:29

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