Magento Sidebar Categories
Jan 18, 2010
bawigga
1 minute read

The following will display a list of categories in your store in your right sidebar.

Layout

Alter page.xml so that the default handle’s right block contains the following:

<block type="catalog/navigation" name="category.listing" template="catalog/navigation/categories.phtml" />

My final right block looks as follows

<block type="core/text_list" name="right" as="right">
    <block type="catalog/navigation" name="featured" template="catalog/featured_random.phtml" />
    <block type="catalog/navigation" name="category.listing" template="catalog/navigation/categories.phtml" />
</block>

Template

Create the file template/catalog/navigation/categories.phtml and paste in the following

<div class="block block-layered-nav">
  <div class="block-title">
    <h2>Categories</h2>
  </div>
  <div class="block-content">
    <ul id="nav_category" class="nav_category">
        <?php foreach ($this->getStoreCategories(true) as $_category): ?>
            <?php echo $this->drawItem($_category) ?>
        <?php endforeach ?>
    </ul>
  </div>
</div>


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