I know I can link to any category by using:

<a href="magento-store.com/category">Category</a>

But I was wondering if there was a way to do something like this:

<a href="{{url=category ID}}">Category</a>

I haven't been able to find anything like that. Thank you!

2 Answers 2


Use the category link widget. Let's say you want to add a link to category with ID 12. Add this to your cms page/block:

{{widget type="catalog/category_widget_link" anchor_text="Some text" title="Some text" template="catalog/category/widget/link/link_inline.phtml" id_path="category/12"}}

This will generate:

<a href="http://mysite.com/category/path.html" title="Some text">Some text</a>

If you don't add the parameters andchor_text and title the category name will be used.

  • Is there a way I can include HTML inside the category link widget? Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 12:27
  • What do you mean? Give me an example.
    – Marius
    Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 14:14
  • For example, if I wanted to create a hyperlink around an image like so. <a href="mysite.com/category/path.html" title="Some text"><img src="imgsource.jpg" /></a> Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 0:44
  • The parameter anchor_text is the text inside the <a> tag. I'm not sure you can add <img /> tags, but you can try.
    – Marius
    Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 11:36
  • <img /> not working in anchor_text parameter. Isn't there any other way to link image to category? Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 12:03

The linking structure in magento is a mess. CMS pages without closing braces and Categorry pages with. The answer here also omits to inform you that using the widgets prepends the URL with the store identifiers which add a whole new level of mess at the end of the URL which requires changes to the .htaccess file.

The manual way I would recommend however as stated in previous posts this may lead to broken links when url are updated or categories renamed.

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