i have set up what is referred as a nested menu. I have a parent menu item with 2 submenu categories. I want the parent menu to show all products in the subcategories and I have set up a collection as such. The collection is linked to the parent menu item but when it is clicked it merely drops down to show the subcategory options instead of showing subcategories AND linking to the collection. (when i removed the subcategories and made them separate menu items the collection displayed so im sure that it is linked correctly) I am new to shopify I set up my store about 7 days ago I am using the simple theme.
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Hi, @ljones !
Katy here from Shopify. I hope all is well with you, and welcome to our Community here. I hope that you are enjoying setting up your store.
Great question and thanks so much for sharing a link to your store, this is very helpful. I do see what you mean here:
As I understand you would like, in this case for 'The Diva's collection' to also link to a specified collection. This is possible to do, but would require adjusting your theme's code. We have a little more info on this in our guide here.
However, being honest this can in cases cause more harm than good from a UX perspective. This is because when the drop-down is present, the main link acts a button to display the drop-down menu. When a customer then clicks on the menu to see the drop-down options, they are instead directed to the collection itself and vice versa- when wanting to access the parent menu in the navigation only, they will be presented with the drop-down menus.
I do understand that your main menu contains products from both of these collections, so if it is something that you would like to implement, our Theme support can take a look into this for you. I have sent you an email to confirm your details. Do feel free to reply to me if you would still like to go ahead with the change. I also appreciate that the wording in our help center guide may be a little bit misleading here, so have passed this feedback through to our internal team too.
As you continue to build out your store, you may also find the following resources helpful too:
I hope this helps. Do feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
I can understand that people select the category in the nested drop-down that interests them.
My issue is that if I do select the main category that it says no products are listed in this category, though they do appear if I select the nested categories.
How do I avoid this?
https://owlaisle.com/collections/decor (shows products)
Between the two examples above I've obviously done something different, not sure what I've done and which is the correct way.