My magento version is 1.9 and i am using rwd theme.

I want to remove link from the menu on homepage... I tried the following stuff but it didn't work:

  1. Create some folder as this path: app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block
  2. Copy file Navigation.php from app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block to app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block
  3. Go to function _renderCategoryMenuItemHtml()
    Replace the code

    $html[] = '<a href="'.$this->getCategoryUrl($category).'"'.$linkClass.'>';
    $html[] = '<span>' . $this->escapeHtml($category->getName()) . '</span>';
    $html[] = '</a>';

    with this code

    if($category->getLevel()== 2 && $hasActiveChildren) {
            $html[] = '<a href="[removed]void(0);"'.$linkClass.'>';
            $html[] = '<span>' . $this->escapeHtml($category->getName()) . '</span>';
            $html[] = '</a>';
    } else {
            $html[] = '<a href="'.$this->getCategoryUrl($category).'"'.$linkClass.'>';
            $html[] = '<span>' . $this->escapeHtml($category->getName()) . '</span>';
            $html[] = '</a>';
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    Ok, so you tried some stuff, but... what did happen (or didn't)? And what did you want to happen/achieve? I'm missing the actual question here, as "How to ...?", "Why ...?", "What ...?"
    – 7ochem
    Jun 9, 2015 at 7:50
  • i want to remove link from the menu on homepage...i tried the above stuff bt it didnt worked
    – karsh
    Jun 9, 2015 at 8:00

2 Answers 2


If i understand your request correctly, you want to remove a category in your main product category structure from the main menu.

You can do this in the admin of your site catalog->manage-categories. Select the category you wish to hide and under the general information tab you have the Include in Navigation Menu * option that you can set to no.

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Starting version 1.7, the top menu is not rendered anymore using the app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Navigation.php block.
Instead it makes use of an event called page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_before through which you can add anything to the top menu, not only categories.
The categories are added to the top menu using Mage_Catalog_Model_Observer::addCatalogToTopmenuItems that calls _addCategoriesToMenu from the same class
In this last mentioned method you will find the configuration of the menu item:

        $categoryData = array(
            'name' => $category->getName(),
            'id' => $nodeId,
            'url' => Mage::helper('catalog/category')->getCategoryUrl($category),
            'is_active' => $this->_isActiveMenuCategory($category)

you can replace the line 'url' with something like this:

'url' => ($category->getLevel()== 2 && $hasActiveChildren) ? '[removed]void(0);' : Mage::helper('catalog/category')->getCategoryUrl($category),
  • i want remove link from menu and my magento version is 1.9 rwd theme
    – karsh
    Jun 9, 2015 at 7:57

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