Magento 2.1.4 – Set default root category

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

The first time I configured the categories, I renamed the default category. Now, I need to change the default category because it is the first category to be shown when I go to the categories menu. So I added a new root category but I didn’t see any options to set it as default.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

You can make yoru root category as default category by following below steps :

  • Logged in to your magento2 admin panel
  • Click on Stores -> All stores -> it will display grid for all stores
  • Now click on Your main website store listed under the store column
  • You will see Root Category option over there -> Select category which you want to make it as a root

Click on save and checked it, it will work

Refer below screenshot for more details :

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Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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