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Top Navigation

The main menu of your store is like a directory to the different departments in your store. Each option represents a different categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. of products. The position and presentation of the top navigationThe primary group of web page links that a customer uses to navigate around the website; the navigation links to the most important categories or pages on an online store. might vary by themeA package that contains graphics and appearance information, and customizes the look and feel of the store., but the way it works is essentially the same.

Top Navigation

The category structure of your catalog can influence how well your site is indexed by search engines. The deeper a category, the less likely it is to be thoroughly indexed. As a general rule, anywhere between one and three levels is considered to be the most effective. The maximum number of levels that are available in your top navigation is set in the system configuration.

To set the depth of the top navigation:

1. On the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. sidebarThe right or left column of a two-column page layout., tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
2. In the panel on the left, expand Catalog. Then, choose Catalog.
3. Expand the Category Top Navigation section.
4. To limit the number of subcategories that appear in the top navigation, enter the number in the Maximal Depth field.

The default Maximal Depth value is zero, which does not place a limit on the number of subcategory levels.

5. When complete, tap  Save Config .