This may have been covered before and i'm thinking it maybe a theme problem.
I cannot seem to hide subcategories and show only parent category on the catalog page. also when subcategories are parented with a main category it shows all products, when i'd rather show only the subcategories and then the customer to click the relevant subcategory to view the products.
Ticking the boxes in settings>catalog such as 'When showing subcategories, hide products' has no desired effect.
Will i be looking at getting an extension to sort this problem?