Use this block to configure the output of the category filter on your site. Note that this filter is a part of the navigation block, and the settings described below do not affect the output and functionality of categories in the Top Menu.
Screenshot: Category Settings
Choose "Enable" if you wish to include the category filter in the navigation block on your site, or choose "Disable" if you do not.
Category Block Location
Specify position of the category filter on your site: Left Column, Content or Right Column (note that your theme must support 3-column layout if you wish to use Right Column for navigation).
Choose the output type for the category filter on your site:
Default > category name is displayed as a link
Image > category name is accompanied or replaced with an image (note that you need to upload images for categories in the category settings before enabling this option)
Dropdown > categories are displayed as drop-down list
In Block > categories are displayed in block
Fly-Out > categories are displayed as pop-up windows (note that this option is ONLY available when "Show Category in Shop by" is set to "No").
Screenshots: Navigation Types
Category Filter Action
Page Reload (Breadcrumbs): customer will be redirected to a selected category without Ajax and category levels will be displayed at the top of the page as ''breadcrumbs''.
Ajax: customer will see all products of the selected category but will not be redirected to the selected category. Customer will also be able to select another category without reloading the page.
Show Category in Shop by
Select "Yes" if you wish the selected category and its subcategories to be shown in the "Shop By" block.
Screenshot: Category in Shop By
Max block height, px (for "In Block" Navigation Type only)
Set the maximum block height in pixels.
For example: 300
Hide Empty Categories
Select "Yes" if you wish to hide the categories in which there are no products, or "No" if you do not.
Show All Subcategories
Select "Yes" in order to display all categories and their subcategories on the list. Set "No" to only display the top-level categories.
Set "Yes" if you wish to display the categories block collapsed, or set "No" if you do not.
Select "Yes" to show or “No” to hide checkboxes for categories.
Show Image Name (for "Image" Navigation Type only)
Select "Yes" to show the category names next to images, or “No” to display the images only.
Image Alignment (for "Image" Navigation Type only)
Vertically: align images vertically.
Horizontally: align images horizontally.
2 columns: align images in 2 columns.
Image Width, px (for "Image" Navigation Type only)
Enter the image width in pixels.
For example: 100.
Image Height, px (for "Image" Navigation Type only)
Enter the image height in pixels.
For example: 50.