My client is using OC 18.104.22.168. He has a ton of nested categories and it was taking a long time to load each page, so I made a copy of the category html, then disabled the categories on the admin side, then hard coded the categories into the category.tpl page.
Now the site loads fast.
But, I'd like to write a quicky php script that generates a list of categories. So if the client edits the categories, I can allow him to update the hard coded cats as well.
Does anyone know how to generate a category list without enabling categories in the admin section?