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To Create a New Category

You can create categories in several ways:

  • Using the Menubutton.
  • Add Category

  • In the categories main screen: Menu> Catalog > Categories Add Category
  • When you are editing a product: Menu > Catalog > Edit Product > Categories tab > Add Category Add

To Create a New Category in the Category Tab

  1. Go to Menu> Catalog > Categories tab.
  2. Click Add Category.
  3. In the Category tab > Details section:
  4. 3.1. Category Code: The Category Code uniquely identifies the category in the admin interface.

    3.2. Category Name: The Category Name will be displayed in your on-line store.

    3.3. Parent Category: If you enter a parent category in this field, the category that you are creating will appear as a child category in your store. For example, if you had already created a category called "Hats" and you are now creating a child category called "Men's Hats", you could enter:

    Add Category

    3.4. Alternate Display Page: By default, the content and appearance of all category pages in your on-line store are controlled by the CTGY page in the admin interface ( > User Interface > Pages > Edit CTGY). However, you can create additional category display pages and use a different one for each category. For example, if you sell clothing and DVDs, you might want the clothing category pages to have one format and the DVD category pages to use another.

    You can also create multiple product display pages and the steps are nearly identical. See Alternate Display Page for an example of how to create multiple product display pages.

    If you don't want the format of this category to be controlled by the CTGY page, enter the name of a different page in this field.

    3.5. Active: Check the Active checkbox to have the category appear in your on-line store. You can leave this checkbox unchecked if you want to create the category but not have it appear in your store.

  5. Category Title section. This section is optional and is only used if you want to have a graphic at the top of your category page.
  6. Server File Path

    4.1. In the Category Title section you can:

    • Enter the path to an image that is already on your server in the Title Image text box, for example: graphics/00000001/hat_top.jpg.
    • Or click on the Upload button and then the Browse button to upload an image from your local machine to the server.

    4.2 In the Category Title section, click the Update button. The image that you uploaded will now appear when the user clicks on the category.

    Update Image

  7. Category Tree section. This section is optional and is only used if you want to have an image in the category tree instead of text.
  8. 5.1. In the Category Tree section you can:

    1. Enter the path to an image that is already on your server in the Title Image text box, for example: graphics/00000001/hat_top.jpg.
    2. Or click on the Upload button and then the Browse button to upload an image from your local machine to the server.

    5.2. In the Category Tree section, click the Update button. The image that you uploaded will now appear in the Category Tree when the user clicks on the category.

    Header Footer Text

  9. Header/Footer section. This tab is optional. You can use it to add any content you wish: text, images, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, etc, to the header or footer of the category page.
  10. Header Footer Section

  11. When you have finished filling out the fields in the various Category tab sections, click the Addbutton.

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