Navigation by Category

The category structure of your catalog is one of the main ways people find products while shopping in your store. The term navigation refers to a variety of methods shoppers use to move from one page to another in your store. The main menu, or top navigation of your store is actually a list of categories. You will also find categories in the breadcrumb trail that runs across the top of most pages, and in the layered navigation that appears on the left side of some two- or three-column pages. These are all examples of how categories can be used to navigate throughout your catalog.

Navigation Options
Navigation Options

For a product to be visible in your store, it must be assigned to at least one category. Each category can have a dedicated landing page with an image, static block, a description, and list of products. You can also create additional designs for your category pages that become active for a specific period of time.

See also:

Top Navigation

Breadcrumb Trail

Creating Categories

Modifying Categories

Root Categories

Hidden Categories

General Information

Display Settings

Custom Design

Category Products

Category View Optimization

Layered Navigation

Anchor Categories

Filterable Attributes


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