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Category Navigation for Magento. User Guide


This document is a User Guide for Category Navigation module for Magento. It describes how work with the extension.

The extension adds sliding sub-menu(s) to category pages as well as other pages. The series of slides are clickable and work as visual menu (you can add images and style it the way you want). There can be several consequent sub-menus going one after another.

System Requirements

The extension works under Magento from 1.4.x and higher.

The extension works with Apache 1.3.x and higher, PHP 5, Linux or IIS.

The extension’s correct work is guaranteed with the following browsers:

  • IE7+
  • FireFox 4.x+
  • Google Chrome 15.x+
  • Safari 5.x+

The correct work with other Magento versions, other browsers and Apache/PHP versions is not guaranteed.


All our Magento extensions and templates are installed via IToris Installer.

Download IToris Installer and un-pack to the root of your website. It will then appear in menu System –>IToris extensions –> IToris Installer.

Open it and you will see all our Magento Extensions and Templates, both installed and available. You can install, update and un-install them with one click now.

Find Category Navigation in the list of extensions and press Install button. It will ask for the license key that you will receive after the purchase. Enter the key and submit. The extension will be installed. It will be available in menu System –>IToris extensions –> Category Navigation


Magento modules developed by IToris are provided with 3 license types - regular, premium and multi-host.

Regulal license is partially encrypted. This license is website-dependent. By ‘website’ here we understand the website in Magento terms. Under one Magento installation one license key of the extension can activate all stores/storeviews. within one website. If your configuration has several Magento websites - a separate license will be required for each.

One license also supports a number of sub-domains for development/testing purposes in addition to the live website. Please see the full list of available sub-domains and additional information about the license in our Terms and Conditions

Premium license activates one Magento installation. All websites, stores and storeviews under one installation are covered with one license. Premium license is 100% open-source and is recommended for customizations. Premium license is installed via IToris Installer.

Multi-host license provides ability to install the module to an unlimited number of hosts. It is 100% and is installed as an archive.

You can switch the license from one domain to another – login to IToris website using the credentials you will receive after the purchase. Go to My Downloads area, find your key there and reset it from the current website. Then use it again to activate another website.

The license also includes free life-time updates for the extension.


To switch on the module select System –>IToris extensions –> Category Navigation

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Enabled - this setting activates the module. If it is switched off - the extension will not be available for the customers

There is ability to activate/deactivate the module for selected stores/storeviews (use Choose Store View drop-down).

Slides Configuration

To create menu slides select Catalog –>Category Navigation

On this page you will have all the menu slides, will be able to create new series as well as edit existing ones.

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To create a new slider press Add new slider button.

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There are 3 areas for configuring the slider: Configuration, Items and Extra CSS.


  • Status - only enabled sliders will be visible for front-end users
  • Use For - select where this slider should be displayed. You can add it on category pages, CMS pages or simply add the direct URL of a page. If you select the slider to be shown on categories and/or CMS pages - select all categories/pages that should contain it.
    Use Add page link to add all the categories/pages you want.
  • Show on product pages - this checkbox adds the slider to all product pages of the selected category. For example, if you have added a slider on Computers category, all its products will display the slider as well. If the checkbox is not checked - only the category page will display the slider.
  • Item width (px) - set the width of a slide in the slider. In case the total width of the slider exceeds the width of the area in your template, there will appear scrolling buttons (left/right).


Create your slides in this area. To create a new slide select its:

  • Main Image (that the customers will see by defaults)
  • Hover Image (optional, what customers will see on hover)
  • Title - the name of the slide customers will see. Select where the title should be displayed - below, above, before or after the image
  • Go to - where the customers will be redirected when they click the slide. Here you can choose a category, CMS page or add a direct URL

After the first slide has been created - press Add New Item and create all slides of this slider the same way.

Extra CSS

This area is for advanced users only. Here you can adjust the style of the slides if needed - link colors, font, backgrounds, etc. Itemid class is added to each container.

When the slider is created - save it.


Your customers will see a slider or several sliders depending on your configuration. Please see several sample of how the sliding menu can be created and look.

One-level slider:

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Two separate sliders:

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Here Computers category has been selected, and the second slider shows sub-categories of the category. As there are more slides than the screen can display there are scrolling buttons with a beautiful sliding effect when scrolling.