How to Hide Categories in Magento 2


Hiding Category is making the category invisible in the customer view and navigation menu while it is linked to other place on your store. The hidden category will perfect the internal purpose or any demand from store admin.

How to Hide Categories Hidden Category

As you see, Collections and Promotions were hidden by store admin. There are many ways to hide category as you need, and the following guides will help you do that in the easy way while the customers are still sastified with your store.

To hide categories:

  • On the Admin Panel, Products > Inventory > Category.
  • Look at the category tree on the left, choose the category need to be hidden.
  • On the General Information tab, you need:
    • Choose No in the Is Active field.
    • Choose No in the Include in Navigation Menu field.
  • Next, on the Display Settings tab, choose No in the Is Anchor field.
  • Despite of the hidden category, you are allowed to add subcategories to the category. To activate them, follow the guides below:
    • On the General Information tab, choose Yes in Is Active field.
    • On the Display Settings tab, choose Yes in Is Anchor field.

And now, the hidden category can be linked to other places on your site but it is not visible on the Navigation Menu. * Click on the Save Category to finish the hiding category.

It comes to the end of tutorial: How to Hide Categories in Magento 2.

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