I feel fairly well-versed with Magento, having been using it since April.
But I am unable to get a left/vertical category menu going. I’ve searched the forum far and wide and have come across several threads with attempts that don’t seem to have properly worked out for everyone (myself included). I’ve tried implementing each method several times without success (hours and hours have gone by on three different days).
I have too many main categories for the horizontal navigation to make sense.
All I’d like to do is put a vertical category menu as the first item on the left column of the homepage. The menu should be able to show subcategories and sub-subcategories just as it does wth the horizontal top navigation in the default package.
When a user clicks on a category, sub category, or sub-subcategory the layered navigation menu should appear as the first item of the left column (as it is currently), with the original category menu being placed just below that.
Should be too hard but I just cannot get this going. I’m using Magento 1.1.6 with the blue skin.
I’d appreciate anyone’s help on this.