Category Menu

A standard category menu, displaying the sub-categories on click.

Wireframe

Category 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="Category menu">
    [%/param%]
    [%param *level_1%]
        <li class="nav-item [%if [@next_level@]%] dropdown [%/if%]">
            <a href="[@url@]" class="nav-link [%if [@next_level@]%] dropdown-toggle[%/if%]" [%if [@next_level@]%]role="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false"[%/if%]>[@name@]</a>
            [%if [@next_level@]%]
                <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                    [@next_level@]
                </ul>
            [%/if%]
        </li>
        [%/param%]
    [%param *level_2%]
        <li class="[%if [@next_level@]%] dropdown dropdown-hover [%/if%]">
            <a href="[@url@]" class="nuhover dropdown-item">[@name@]</a>
            [%if [@next_level@]%]
                <ul class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-horizontal">
                    [@next_level@]
                </ul>
            [%/if%]
        </li>
        [%/param%]
    [%param *level_3%]
        <li>
            <a href="[@url@]" class="dropdown-item pl-5 pl-md-4">[@name@]</a>
        </li>
    [%/param%]
    [%param *footer%]
        </ul>
    [%/param%]
[%/content_menu%]
[%/cache%]

Customising this section

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


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