How to show category block in left column on home page PrestaShop 1.6

Step 1. Go to your back office > preferences > Advanced settings > scroll down to ‘appearance of columns’ section > find ‘index’ meta row > click on left column cross icon > you will now see a green tick
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Step 2. You need to check that the ‘Categories Block’ is in the ‘displayLeftColumn’ hook and that the ‘index’ page is not in exemptions list. From back office go to Modules > Positions > search for ‘displayLeftColumn’ > edit

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Step 3. Remove ‘index’ from exemptions list. Refer to screenshot below:

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