I'm new to Magento and currently working on setting up a version 2.0 shop.

However, I don't see to be able to activate/make the navigation menu bar to show in the Blank theme.

Does anyone know how to do that?


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Late to the party here, and I think you've probably already figured it out by now, but you need to have categories UNDER the "Default Category". Then they should show.

  • Thanks for the replies! I ended up using a version 1.9.x instead, so I’m not sure if these would have made it work or not. Sorry it’s taken me sooooo long to update this. @Matt McLennan Mar 9, 2016 at 19:06

Please add any category in admin panel and Navigation Menu will shown


Change "Default Category" to products and start your category tree from there.

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