Arranging Products in Categories

After you add a number of products to your e-shop, you may need to arrange them in categories, so that your customers could easily navigate in your catalog. On the Categories tab you will find two default categories, which you can edit as desired, or remove from your catalog.

For each product in your online store catalog, the following details are displayed to your site visitors:

By clicking the category name, your site visitor gets to the category page on which the following information is shown:

A customer can navigate back to the catalog by clicking the Back to catalog shortcut.

Read the current section to know how you can configure all these parameters for a category.

Adding Category to Catalog

On the Categories tab you will find two default categories, which you can edit as desired, or remove from your catalog.

To add a product category:

  1. On the eShop page, click the Categories tab.
  2. Click Add category (blog) Add New Category.
  3. Enter a name of the new category in the Name field.
  4. If you want to make this category a subcategory of an earlier created category, select one from the Parent category list.

    You can create as many levels of categories hierarchy as you wish.

    Creating a Subcategory

  5. If you want to add an image that will be displayed beside the category name in the catalog, click Browse, locate an image file and click Upload.

    Note: Later you can preview this image on the Categories tab by clicking the icon for the product in the P (preview) column. For categories for which no image has been uploaded, this icon is not displayed.

  6. If you want to provide a short description for the category, enter it in the Category description text box.
  7. Click OK.

Newly created categories appear in your eShop catalog in the order of their creation. For details about changing the order of categories in the catalog, see Changing Order of Categories.

Editing Category

To edit an existing category

  1. On the eShop page, click the Categories tab.
  2. Click the Edit icon for the category you wish to edit.
  3. Edit the category properties as desired.
  4. Click OK.
Changing Order of Categories

You can change the order in which categories appear in your catalog by moving particular categories up and down in the list.

To move a category up or down in the list:

  1. On the eShop page, click the Categories tab.
  2. Click an upward or a downward arrow against the category name.

    One click on the icon moves the category one position up or down respectively.

    For categories occupying the topmost or the bottom position of the list, the upward or downward arrows are not displayed, correspondingly.

Removing Category

To remove a category:

  1. On the eShop page, click the Categories tab.
  2. Select a category you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove Selected.

Note: When a category is removed, the products belonging to this category remain in the catalog. These products are displayed in the uncategorized list, unless they have been assigned to other categories.