I added categories unordered list on product page with the following code

        $currentCatIds = $_product->getCategoryIds();
        $categoryCollection = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/category_collection')
                             ->addAttributeToFilter('entity_id', $currentCatIds)
                             foreach($categoryCollection as $cat){
          echo '<li> <a href="'.$cat->getUrl().'" title="'.$cat->getName().' ">'.$cat->getName().'</a> </li>';


I use some "service" categories and for this I set "not included in menu and in category list"

Is it possible to hide this "special categories" from the product detail list?

2 Answers 2


Add this to your filters:

->addAttributeToFilter('include_in_menu', array('eq'=>1))
  • Consider adding full code snippet. Oct 9, 2015 at 1:27

Try below code

$currentCatIds = $_product->getCategoryIds();
$categoryCollection = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->getCollection()
        ->addAttributeToFilter('include_in_menu', array('eq'=>true))

You will need to use ->addAttributeToFilter('include_in_menu', array('eq'=>true)) which is default attribute filter function in Magento.

For addIdFilter($currentCatIds), there is default function in category resource class.

Class: Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Category_Collection

Function: addIdFilter($categoryIds)

Param: array $categoryIds

  • okay cool.. what is the difference between your answer and Taylor's ? Can you justify ? Oct 9, 2015 at 5:02
  • Edited description in my answer Oct 9, 2015 at 5:37

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