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Product Categories

Customer Success Team

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Product categories are groupings or classifications of products that share similar characteristics. Categories are used to organize products in an online store to make it easier for customers to navigate and find what they are looking for. They enable customers to quickly locate the products they are interested in without browsing the entire product catalog. For example, you can have categories "New Arrivals," "Best Sellers," etc.

Here you can:

  • create a new category;

  • search for the corresponding categories;

  • sort the categories according to alphabetical order, or creation status;

  • import and export categories (see Importing and Exporting Files).

Creating a Category

To create a new category:

  1. Click + New Category.

  2. Select the type of the category: Manual or Automatic.

  3. Provide the information requested in the Details section, specifically:

  • Indicate the category name that is displayed to the customer.

  • Enter the category general description.

  • Activate/deactivate visibility to display/hide the corresponding category from the customers.

3. Add icons or images of your category to the Media section. To do so, click Upload and select the corresponding icon/image, or upload the media content from the computer, free stock (powered by Unsplash), or insert the URL.

Note: Upload images up to 300KB for better performance and storage efficiency.

4. Select one of the available categories in the Parent Category section, if you want to create a sub-category falling under a parent category. This allows you to organize products in a hierarchical structure. For example, you can have a parent category Men’s Clothing with its child categories T-shirts, Jackets, etc.

5. If you have selected Automatic type, provide the requested information in the Conditions section, specifically:

  • Click + New Condition to create a category-related condition for the product.
    Note: Once you have completed this step, a drop-down menu of condition operators is activated. The available operators may vary depending on the first condition term. After you have chosen an operator, a corresponding input field or dropdown appears.

  • Choose the condition operator from the displayed drop-down list.

  • Fill in the displayed input field with the appropriate data or select a corresponding option from the dropdown as a second term for your condition.

  • Select All conditions match or Any condition matches to indicate in which case the products will be automatically assigned to the corresponding category․

6. Provide the information requested in the SEO section, specifically:

  • Indicate the page title and meta description.

  • Modify the auto-generated URL alias, if necessary.

  • Activate the Include in Sitemap toggle if you want the category page to be added to your sitemap.

  • Select Robots Tag from the respective drop-down list to control how search engines index the category page by search engines and follow the links on them.

7. Click Save.

Once the category is created, a corresponding category page is generated in the Visual Editor, where you need to add the widget to display the category items on the website (see Product Common Widgets > Category Name Widget). The category name is displayed on the Category Name widget. Clicking the category name navigates the users to the corresponding category single page.

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