Managing Categories

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After you accessed the admin area of your website click on Products/Catalogue and Products (Brands/Categories) tabs.

Under Categories tab you can manage the tree of the existing categories using drag and drop function. You can also switch categories on and off with a toggle.

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And add a new category by clicking on the corresponding button.

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While adding/editing a category you can assign it to sale channels under Assign/Restrict tab.

See Assigning Products and Categories to Front Ends

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Name and description tab allows you to set a category name, enter a category description and assign links to Pages, Products, other Categories, Delivery Location, Brands, and Common links.

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Under this tab you can also enter category search keywords.

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If you click on Main details tab, you can set category status, set default sort order for product listing (for example Price low to high).

See Managing Default Sort Order on Product Listing and Category.

Also, it is possible to set “Out of stock” level limit individually for this category, and choose banner group.

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The functionalities of the Main details tab allow configuring layout of and set banners, gallery image, hero image, home page image, menu image,

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and additional images, which can also be shown on home page. See Adding Images to Categories and Subcategories

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If you click on SEO tab, you can set (override) SEO properties URL, use no index and no follow flags, assign canonical URL, create page title, META description,

H1, H2, and H3 tags (if applicable), image ALT and Title. See Managing SEO

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Under Templates tab, you can choose design templates for the category page itself and set default design template for its products.

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Suppliers tab allows choosing default supplier (if applicable). You can select/add a new supplier by clicking on the corresponding button.

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Marketing tab is used to link with products (for marketing purposes, for cross sell and up sell).

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