Categories representation in the default X-Cart 5 layout is rather straightforward - a list of categories in the left-hand column on every page. The free addon Flyout Categores Menu that is available in all X-Cart 5 editions (Business, Multivendor and Ultimate) extends the default representation with a vertical drop-down menu for the categories list.

If necessary the default categories representation can be transformed into horizontal menus as described in Managing the Category Block Representation. But if you don’t want to play with the default menus to configure them this way and need a more robust solution that will add extra facilities to the store or change the categories representation drastically use one of the following addons: