Category Megamenu

Display a category mega menu which allows users to see your sub-categories in a large menu.


Category Mega Menu

Preparation Checklist

Before you start this tweak, it's a good idea to run through our preparation checklist below:

  • Read through the Getting Started to get a better sense of how the Control Panel, Database and Front End store interact.
  • Learn our recommended Simple Workflow. This makes the implementation process as easy as possible.
  • Create a new Staging Theme for this tweak. This allows you to preview any changes before they are visible to live customers.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Open the header template

The header template can be found here /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/headers/template.html.

Step 2: Add the code into the template

Paste the following code into the header template replacing the existing ul menu section highlighted here.

[%cache type:'cmenu' id:'header_category_menu'%]
    [%content_menu content_type:'category' sortby:'sortorder,name' show_empty:'1'%]
        [%param *header%]
            <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto" role="navigation" aria-label="Main menu">
        [%param *level_1%]
                <li class="nav-item dropdown position-static">
                    <a href="[@url@]" [%if [@next_level@]%] class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" role="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false" [%else%] class="nav-link" [%/if%]>[@name@]</a>
                    [%if [@next_level@]%]
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu mega-menu w-100 p-lg-3">[@next_level@]</ul>
        [%param *level_2%]
                <li class="nav-item d-inline-block w-100">
                    <a href="[@url@]" class="nav-link font-weight-bold">[@name@]</a>
                    [%if [@next_level@]%]
        [%param *level_3%]
                <li class="nav-item">
                    <a href="[@url@]" class="nav-link py-1">[@name@]</a>
        [%param *footer%]

Step 3: Add styling

Navigate to the stylesheet /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/css/style.css and paste the following code:

@media (min-width: 768px) {
    .mega-menu {
        -webkit-column-count: 3;
        -moz-column-count: 3;
        column-count: 3;
@media (min-width: 1200px) {
    .mega-menu {
        -webkit-column-count: 4;
        -moz-column-count: 4;
        column-count: 4;

Final Result

Category Mega Menu

Customising this section

More information on how to customise this section can be found within the Content Menu Documentation.

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