I'm new to magento so I don't exactly know my way around yet but I've been watching some tutorials and I made a couple of products and categories, I assigned the products to their categories but when I click on the link in the navbar no products show up under that category.
What could I be doing wrong?
There are a few things you need to check
Lastly - you might need to reindex everything for it to show.
Hope this helps - let me know how it goes.
as far as I can see, all of those conditions are met.
It said nothing needed to be reindexed, but I did it anyway, I do have stock greater than 0, but I've obviously missed something or done something wrong because the products just don't show when I click the category on the navbar.
Does the product just not display when accessing it through the Nav Bar? Have you tried going direct to the product.. e.g. if you copy the url key from your product setup and then visit:
Does that work?
Also check from Admin Panel -> System -> Manage Stores
Edit Store View
check if Root Category is assigned to your Store.