Magento 2 hide category from navigation top menu
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Listed here are the particular steps that you will follow with this Hide Category from menu in Magento 2:

  1. Choose the Categories section into Product section on Admin sidebar to start configuration.
  2. Select the category you want to hide in the category tree.
  3. Create additional subcategories beneath the hidden category and make them active.

Why users create a category, then they want to hide it. Can be because of many reasons like they only want to create an additional category for their own internal purposes and for some reasons, they don’t want customers to see it. To satisfy that demand, Magento 2 has a section allow users to hide the category from the top menu. A regular category can become a hidden category and disappear from the navigation menu.

Today I will tell you how to hide a category, personal I think it really helpful when you want to organize your store by your way and still make customers feel comfortable.

How to create a hidden category?

  • You need to follow these steps.
  • Choose the Categories section into Product section on Admin sidebar to start configuration.
  • Select the category you want to hide in the category tree.
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
  • Then you must edit some field in General Information and Display Setting like this:
    • General Information: Set Is Active and Include in Navigation Menu to No
    • Display setting: Set Is Anchor to No
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
Hide Category from menu in Magento 2
  • Just with 2 simple step like that, you already hide a category from Navigation Menu. However, you can still create additional subcategories beneath the hidden category and make them active.
  • Set the Is Active and Is Anchor field into Yes, then you can create subcategories for the hidden category. And as for active category, you now can link to them from other places in your store, but customers still can not see that category in the top menu.
  • When you complete the configuration, tap Save Category.

That is all the steps to hide the category from navigation menu in Magento 2. With 2 simple steps and some notes, you created a hidden category and used it as the way you want to. It does not take a long time to do this, right? Hope you are successful.

Thanks for reading!

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