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kikboxr777
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I have tried to find any information on the Category Top Navigation and Maximal Depth.  I cannot find anything in the manual or within the forum or knowledge base.  It defaults to a blank area.  I have changed it to 1 and to 2 but I have not noticed any changes on the website.  What exactly does this do??  Does it prevent drop down menus from going to long or is there some other purpose behind this feature?

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System > Configuration > Catalog (then go all the way to the bottom).

 
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go to system -> manage stores -> main website store
find “root category”, choose “root catalog”, “save store” ------ done

 
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I was really looking for an explanation of what Category Top Navigation actually does along with Maximal Depth.  I was looking to limit the amount of layers in the category drop downs from going to say 3 levels but still being able to use the layered navigation.

Just for giggles though, I did do as you recommended but my settings were defaulted to what you suggested.

Anyone else with help on these issues??

 
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kikboxr777 - 10 November 2008 06:47 PM

I was really looking for an explanation of what Category Top Navigation actually does along with Maximal Depth.  I was looking to limit the amount of layers in the category drop downs from going to say 3 levels but still being able to use the layered navigation.

Just for giggles though, I did do as you recommended but my settings were defaulted to what you suggested.

Anyone else with help on these issues??

Take a look at the attached file and let me know if this helps you.

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CatTopNav.pdf  (File Size: 83KB - Downloads: 3568)
 
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Thanks jballotti - It certainly answered my question smile

 
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fluffy the impaler - 30 January 2009 08:10 AM

Thanks jballotti - It certainly answered my question smile

You’re welcome!  grin

 
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James, thank you very much for your pointers.

I have finally managed to figure out why I could not see any top navigation on my site - although I have set up categories / sub-categories / products correctly.

The reason was that I did not set up the main site / main site store first. I have read your post here and realized what should have been done first.

This stuff is so basic it should come with Magento’s installation instructions / help guides etc.

Thanks once again for this - it has made my day!

Irina

 
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I was really looking for an explanation of what Category Top Navigation actually does along with Maximal Depth.

same here.  that file looks liek it does not work anymore though.

 
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EthanMcFenton
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Hey,

Not sure if i’m missing something here, but that PDF, i downloaded it, and that dosn’t even appear for me.

The store i’m running is on 1.6.2

Other stores i got on 1.7 and 1.8 it shows fine, so not sure if it’s a new thing? But i need it to work, as currently my drop down menu, well, don’t drop down!

Regards,

Ethan

 
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