Show all category on magento sidebar

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To work with Magento sometimes we need to show our categories on magento sidebar or create shop by category option on magento sidebar. Now, you can easily do this following the below step.

First step:

First you need to create a template file named “categorymenu.phtml” and locate it


puting the following code :

__(‘Shop by Category’) ?>

<div class=”block-content”>

<ul id=”left-nav”>

<?php foreach ($this->getStoreCategories() as $_category): ?>

<?php if ($_category->getIsActive()): ?>

<?php $isactive= $this->isCategoryActive($_category); ?>

<?php $hasChildren= $_category->hasChildren(); ?>

<li class=”category <?php if($isactive) echo ‘active’; ?>” lang=”<?php echo $_category->getId();?>”>

<a href=”<?php echo $this->getCategoryUrl($_category)?>” >

<span><?php echo $_category->getName();?> <?php echo “<a class=’full’ href=’javascript:void(0)’>   </a>”; ?></span>


<?php if($isactive) echo ” <a class=’empty’ href='”.$this->getCategoryUrl($_category).”‘></a>”; ?>


<?php if($hasChildren): ?>


<ul class=”subcategory_<?php echo $_category->getId();?> subcategory” style=”display:<?php echo $isactive? ‘block’ : ‘none’…

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