How do you change the default amount of categories which display in a row in VirtueMart for Joomla?

 
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How do you change the amount of categories which display in a row in VirtueMart for Joomla?

Struggling to find how to change the way VirtueMart displays categories, specifically where you can limit how many categories are displayed in a row (or in fact increase the amount of categories VirtueMart will display)?

Its easy if you know where the setting is...

The setting for changing the amount of categories displayed in a row in VirtueMart the popular Joomla shopping cart component is located on the 11th line of the file:   categoryChildlist.tpl.php

..which is located in the folder:
<your_joomla/VirtueMart_site> components/com_virtuemart/themes/default/templates/common

To reduce or increase how many categories VirtueMart shows on you Joomla site, just edit this file with a text editor (notepad will do) and change the number at the end of line 11 (VirtueMart shows 4 categories by default) to however many categories you want VirtueMart to show.

You will find if you increase the default thumbnail size, you will need to decrease the amount of categories shown. Good luck!

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