As I’m a very bad PHP programmer, I’m asking some one that can help me with a logical trick.
This trick maybe able to solve our problem.
What am I Thinking?
Well, the left category navigation is not shown in home page as your not visting a category.
On the left.phtml file ther is a logical test to see if there is subcategories to be shown.
<?php $_categories=$this->getCurrentChildCategories() ?>
<?php if($_categories->count()): ?>
What is the idea?
Do another logical test before the “<?php $_categories=$this->getCurrentChildCategories() ?>” line to see if is a category navigation. If not, set the category to other pre configured category.
With this, the left navigation menu sould appear easly.
That’s why I configured two diferent root menus (one for the top and one for de left).
Can any PHP programmer can help us on this little trick?
Let’s keep talking.