Hide subcategories on category page

In this "basics" type tutorial i want to show you how easily you can disable subcategories list in PrestaShop 1.6.x, especially if you use default-bootstrap template or theme configurator module. The part of website that we want to disable is a list of subcategories available within browsed category page. An example of this block you can find below:
disable subcategories on category page



How to disable subcategories block?

In old PrestaShop releases we had to alter template files or add css styles to theme global.css file. In case of PrestaShop 1.6.x we can use theme configurator module that is available in your shop back office. So, with brand new responsive theme it is no longer necessary to alter any file. Just follow instructions below:


  1. Log in to your shop back office and then open section "preferences > themes" exactly as i show on image: preferences > themes
  2. Near your theme click on "theme configurator" button: Theme configurator button (it is worth to mention that this is a module - sho it is also available from "modules > modules" section)
  3. On theme configurator module page, scroll page down and at the end of the first form you can find "display subcategories" section. Just switch its value to NO
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