Highlight selected category in block categories module


highlight selected category prestashop


Hello, today i want to show you how easily you can highlight selected category in default prestashop module: block categories. This module displays all available categories in your store. By default it is located in left hand side column. Selected category <li> element has got class="selected", take a look on module template file:


<li {if isset($last) && $last == 'true'}class="last"{/if}>
	<a href="{$node.link|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}" {if isset($currentCategoryId) && $node.id == $currentCategoryId}class="selected"{/if}
	{if $node.children|@count > 0}
		{foreach from=$node.children item=child name=categoryTreeBranch}
			{if $smarty.foreach.categoryTreeBranch.last}
				{include file="$branche_tpl_path" node=$child last='true'}
				{include file="$branche_tpl_path" node=$child last='false'}


What does it mean? It mean that you can add simple css definition into your global.css file. So, please open yout theme directory (/themes/YOUR_THEME/) and then open global.css file. Add somewhere (no matter where) this code:

#categories_block_left li a.selected {
background: orange;

Ofcourse instead background:orange; you can use other color or url to image like:

#categories_block_left li a.selected {
background: url('http://url.to.your.image.dot.com/image.jpg');



categories block prestashop selected li element




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