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There are many tutorials on how to add navigation to your Magento ecommerce website, but not a lot of tutorials on once you add your navigation how to display subcategories.

Step 1:

Open your text editor (Dreamweaver, Notepad++, etc.) and create a new .phtml file.  Copy the following code into your new file:

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How to Display Category Navigation in Magento
Last week I was approached with an issue from one of my collegues "the magento category navigation not displaying, what am I doing wrong?".  After hours on hours trying different techniques, I finally realized how easy and simple it was to display the navigtion.

Below are the steps you should follow if your navigation isn't displaying on your magento website:

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