I made a joomla menu item to an article in my topmenu, called Home.
I made also a hidden menu and a hidden menu item, called Shop. id=110.
On the left I placed a custom mod_datamenu, called Totals. Gave this default id: 110.
Under that I placed a custom mod_datamenu, called Categorie. Gave this also default id: 110.
(this module is the custom count_menu)
When I now click on a category in the menu, it shows the name of the menu item in the title, url and breadcrumbs.
This is not gonna work 100% with the hidden menu I think.
Maybe it is only possible with a more custom module for the totals?
I hope this helps to explain better wat I try to achieve.
I'm working with your advised steps.
Is it possible to set the levels to show only level 1 and 9 ?
you will need two menu for that.
the level refer the the menu levels in the menu configuration, not the Select field from the datafeeds configuration. So if you consider the values in menu level 9 important you should move them to menu level 2