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Add New or Edit a Category

To add a new category, you can click the ‘new category’ button located on the top left menu panel of this page.
To edit an existing category, locate it from the left menu and click on it. The edit options will appear on section to the right.


Type your Category title in the first field. This will be the name customers click through to subcategories and products and it will also form part of the page URL.

Parent Category

To add a new subcategory, choose a category from the Parent Category drop down menu.

Category Image (Thumbnail)

Uploading an image here will only display on your storefront when a visitor uses the filtering box or when a brand which lists associated products is selected.

Make it Visible to

If you have the B2B function enabled, you can select which group of customers you want to display this category page to. All others will not be able to view this page.


Enabled means your category is online and visible. Disabled means it is offline and not linked to the storefront, however a direct link will still view the category.

Category Page Header

Using WYSIWYG (rich text editor), this is where you can place a detailed description of this category including any pictures or links you wish to add. This will appear at the top of all products entered in this category.

Google Shopping Category

Google Shopping have a unique requirement to match your products to their specific category names via the XML product feeds. To match the products under your current categories with Google categories, simply select the Google category that your category matches from the given menu. The product XML feed will automatically update.

Meta Tags

Provide information such as who created the page, how often it is updated, what the page is about, and which keywords represent the page's content.


This an optional field allowing you to give this individual page a 'Meta' description. If left blank it will automatically use the site's description which you can enter under the settings menu in "store settings". This can be useful for search engine optimisation as you can tailor a pages description to it's specific content as oppose to the site wide content. Optimal length is 160 characters.


This is an optional field allowing you to give this individual page 'Meta' keywords. Any keywords entered here should be specific for this page, there is no need to repeat any keywords used in the site wide 'Meta' keyword list which is located in your store settings page. Keywords should be separated by a comma e.g. shopping, ecommerce, buy.

Storefront page URL

This is the storefront URL of your category. If you add this to the end of your domain name, it will send you to the actual category page on your storefront that a customer would see. THIS IS NOT EDITABLE, this is only for convenience purposes when adding hyperlinks etc.

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