I'm struggling to remove the Category filter from the layered, because I already have a category dropdown menu in my new website, so it will be only a waste of space (and confuse my customers)
I know that this issue was already asked many times and already solved, but I tried every solution without success. I believe that this is related to the custom template I use for the website.
After looking at my local.xml file (found in my template folder) I believe that I should work around these lines:
<reference name="product_list"> <block type="core/text_list" name="category-right" as="category-right" translate="label"> <label>Right Column</label> <block type="catalog/navigation" name="catalog.category" before="-" template="catalog/navigation/category_nav.phtml"/> <block type="catalog/layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" after="catalog.category" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/> <block type="filterproducts/bestsellers_home_list" name="bestseller" template="catalog/navigation/best_sellers.phtml"/> <block type="core/template" name="right.permanent.callout" template="callouts/right_col.phtml"> <block type="cms/block" name="cms_images_block"> <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>category_right_block</block_id></action> </block> </block> </block> </reference>
The first -block type- should be the category menu (and I'm fine with that). The second -block type- builds the "filter by" menu, just below the category menu, and I'm pretty sure that the problem is here.
I believe that I should unset something inside the "catalog.leftnav" but even if I try to add this code :
<catalog_category_layered> <reference name="product_list"> <action method="unsetChild"><child>category_filter</child></action> </reference> </catalog_category_layered>
nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?