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How to Display Category List on Sidebar With Magezon Page Builder

Display category list on sidebar in Magento 2

If you’re looking for an easy way to display a category list on the sidebar of your Magento 2 websites, then this article is for you. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to add a category list on sidebar in Magento 2 using Magezon Page Builder, an intuitive drag & drop Magento page builder.

How to display category list on sidebar in Magento using Magezon Page Builder

Create a Block Containing Category List

Go to Content > Elements > Blocks to create a new block.

Add a new block

Remember that after you install Magezon Page Builder, the WYSIWYG editor in the new block will be auto converted into Magezon Page Builder interface. 

Magezon Page Builder interface

In the builder section, add Categories element.

Add Categories element

Then customize the element in its settings.

General tab: 

General tab in Categories element settings
  • Enter Widget Title.
  • Choose Title Alignment and Title Tag.
  • Enable / disable Show Line. If enabled, you can specify Line Position, Line Color and Line Width.
  • In Categories, enter the categories you want to display.
  • Show product counts: enable to show product number of each category in the list.
  • Show hierarchy: enable to show subcategories.

Style tab: 

Categories element settings - Style tab
  • Choose category Link Color and Link Hover Color.
  • Specify category Link Font Size and Link Font Weight.
  • Link Border Width: thickness of borders that separate between category links.
  • Link Border Color: color of borders that separate between category links.

NOTE: Each category in the category list will be linked to its own page.

Use Widget to Display Category List on Sidebar

Navigate to Content > Elements > Widgets to create a new widget. 

Add new widget
  • Type: choose CMS Static Block.
  • Design Theme: choose the current theme of your website. 

Then click Continue.

Widget settings

– In Storefront Properties, enter Widget Title and choose store views to apply the widget in Assign to Store Views.

Widgets - Storefront Properties

– In Layout Updates, choose where to add the widget in Display on. Then in Container, choose Sidebar Additional or Sidebar Main

Choose sidebar position for widget

– In Widget Options, select the block you’ve created. 

Widget options - Select block

NOTE: If you display the category list on the sidebar of a category page, this category will be opened in the list by default on page load. 

Here’s the Jackets category page. In the category list added on the sidebar, you’ll see that the Jackets category is opened automatically like that:

Category list on sidebar of a category page
You may also like:
Step-by-step Tutorial on Using Category Page Builder
How to Create a New Root Category in Magento 2
How to Create a New Category in Magento 2

To Sum Up

That’s all about how to display a category list on the sidebar in Magento 2 with Magezon Page Builder. If you have any questions, just feel free to leave us a comment below. 

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Trang Vu
Min is a content marketer with more than 2-year experience in Magento. She has great patience and high concentration ability to deal with every pressure at work.

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