What is the Magento 2 anchor category?

Magento 2 anchor category is the definition of the category in which the Magento native Layered Navigation can be displayed. If you need to set it as the anchor category then you need to go to Product > Categories > Display settings and switch the Anchor option to Yes. After that, don’t forget to save the changes.

What is the difference between the Magento anchor category and non-anchor?

Magento anchored category contains products assigned to it and all subcategories. A non-anchored Magento category contains only products directly related to it. Only the category block is shown by default, and products cannot be filtered.

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