Featured Categories Opencart module for free

I planned to show my top categories at the homepage as featured categories so I planned to make the OpenCart module for free to get this functionality. Let’s say it “Category Featured Show Module”. As I created an OpenCart module so we can enjoy an unlimited module instance system which means we can show the same module in different layouts on the same pages and also on different pages. Please take into consideration that I have created this module for OpenCart version 3.0, and suppose that it will be compatible with above 2.0.2 🙂 I am lazy to test them. Please provide feedback if it is not compatible then we can go through the problem. To get the Featured Category Show module below OpenCart Version 2 click here.

Let’s start to install Category Featured Show Module.

Check our setting in the image below:

Now set layout and position for Category Featured Show Module. We are showing the Category Featured Show Module at homepage so follow the same steps as below if you like to show to different layout then choose the respective layout.

  • Go to Admin >> System >> Design >> Layouts.
  • Then click the blue plus button at the bottom which will add another row.
  • Then select “Category Featured > Top Category” at the Module column.
  • Select “Content Top” at Position Column.
  • Enter your desired Sort Order at Sort Order Column.
  • Then click the save button.

Our setting to show at home page is as shown in the image below:

Go to the home page and you will see the image below:

You can show as many module instances as you like and your heading title is shown as Module Name from admin so it is also customized as needed.

This module has been successfully tested for a standard OpenCart

If you get any problem with the module then let me know by commenting or through the contact form.

Future upgrade: Options to hide and show of category description, name and upload the customized image for the category and different layouts. Likewise, make the module to show products as per the category. Keep on visiting for updates 🙂


Further help and customized versions: If you need a customized version of this module and any other Opencart help and support then let me know. You can email us at webocreation.com@gmail.com


  1. I am getting this error:
    Notice: Error: Could not load template /home/users/web***/b2**/********/gol****/catalog/view/theme/default/template/default/template/module/categoryfeatured.tpl! in /hermes/bosna******/b2***/i*********/gol****/vqmod/vqcache/vq2-system_storage_modification_system_library_template_basic.php on line 39

    am using OC 2.2

  2. By the way, the option to include the Category item description underneath the Image and Category Name would be a great addition 🙂

    Thanks again!

  3. I am trying to download this module from above given link but URL gives me ‘Not Found’ error.

    Please send me alter method/link to download it.

    Many Thanks

  4. Hello! I’m trying to implement this extension in my store and faced with the problem.
    I created featured categories (from subcategories) and place it on parent category layout. When I navigate to subcategory from top menu to subcategory left accordion menu keeps expanded but if i navigate to subcategory using featured categories module left accordion menu is collapsed. How to leave the left menu expand when using the module to navigate to category|subcategory

  5. many thanks for the module 😉

    i put module name “top categories” but in front it shows featured categories,How i can change it ?

  6. Thank You for your work!
    The module is very good!
    If it would use subcategories thats would be the best module for this purposes.

  7. Hello
    I downloaded it successfully
    but when I tried to customize it it gave me
    Permission Denied!
    You do not have permission to access this page, please refer to your system administrator!!!
    I am using Version


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