You may have noticed by now that AbleCommerce 7 does not show all categories in the left side menu. Once you drill into a sub-category, the left side shows you only sub-categories from that point forward in the store catalog. AC7 makes it a tad confusing since now you don’t really know how to go back up unless you notice the breadcrumbs.
That’s swell if you have a sufficiently large catalog tree. Many stores do not have a large one. They would like to see all categories on every page that uses the Left Sidebar 1. This is incredibly simple to implement.
Edit your Left Sidebar 1 scriptlet. You can do this from either the Admin side or by switching to Edit Mode on the visitor side ( assuming you’re logged in as an admin).
the Left Sidebar 1 defaults to:
Just change it to:
Now save your change. You’ll see the results immediately – the category list control will always pull from the root level of the catalog to display all sub-categories at level 1. Suweet !!