By default, top-level categories, known as anchor categories, are listed horizontally just below the header and above the content area of the web site. Rolling over each one of these categories will show a drop down listing of any subcategories.

These use Javascript and if the user has javascript turned off these menus will not expand. Magento will also display a user-friendly message telling the user that Javascript is required to utilize the full functionality of the site.

Each category and subcategory has a landing page. There are a number of different sections on category landing pages. Landing pages display an up loadable category image, category sorting options, and product listings in each category.

On the category landing pages, you can display your products in both grid and list type layouts. Customers have the ability to change their view, as well as sorting options for the number of products shown and how they are sorted. Products can be sorted by position, name, price, and quantity ratio.

Customers can also control how products are displayed by selecting the filter options on the lefthand side of the screen. Display options are listed under the SHOP BY title. Filter options can include price, color, and manufacturer. To apply these filters, simply click on one of the links. Customers can apply multiple filters to category listings. To remove these filters, simply press the clear all items option.

You may also notice there is a Popular tag box on the left-hand column. Products can be given tags so customers can easily find similar related products. This provides customers with an alternative method for browsing your web site and finding products they need. We will be discussing product tags and other products.

Source Of Information : Apress - The Definitive Guide to Magento


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