I've been looking all day for the answer to this one. I know that, when you create a category in the admin area, you can either put products in the category folder *or* another sub category (with products in that folder) - but you can't do both.
So, I was wondering - right now, when you go to a top-level category, it shows the image for that main category, and beneath it, it shows the categories that fall under the main one. What I need, instead, is for the main category to list *all* the products when you go to the top-level page (not list the subcategories, but just show everything in that category), and you can use the sidebar links to navigate down into those categories is you want to narrow things down a bit.
I've searched and can't find anything on this. I shall continue to search and mess with things, but I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction on how to do this?