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 Category Set Up Overview
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The multiple category system introduced
in version 4.0.0 allows for a hierarchy of up to 10 sub levels
and replaces the
previous hierarchy of Top category > Sub category > Product.
This means that you can tailor your store set up to meet the needs
of
your product requirements. Products can be added to several categories
if necessary and you can have categories with the same
name on your store but differentiate between them in your control
panel by assigning unique "working names".


Accessing
the Categories


Select the “categories” link from the
left hand menu of your control panel.



The Screen Explained


Order Category Path: This will
give you the hierarchy of your category set up. The Home option
refers to categories.asp / categories.php.
The drop down option on the left allows you to order the categories
on your store.


Category Name: This is the working name assigned to your category – it
may be different from the name that appears on your store depending
on the naming system you have chosen. Text in bold denotes a category
that can have products added to it. The number in brackets (15)
refers to the category id and is useful when manually setting up
links on the store.


Discounts: Option to assign a Discount


Modify: Modify the properties of the Category


Delete: Delete a Category


Adding
a New Category


Click on the New Category button



The Screen Explained


Category Name: This is the name of the category that will appear
on your store.


Category Working Name: This is for internal use only and is useful
when you have categories that could have the same name.


Sub Category Of…: This drop down allows you to choose the
category above the one you are adding. In the example above, “Toshiba” will
be a sub-category of “laptop1”.


Category Function: There are two options when setting up a new
category. The category may have products added to it, in this case
select “Products can be added to this category”. If
there are to be further sub-categories in the hierarchy then select “Categories
can be added to this category”. It will not be possible to
add a product to a category that has subsequent sub-categories.


Category Image: This is an optional field where you would place
the path to the image to accompany the category name.


Category Description: Also optional if you would like to describe
the category to your users. It is possible to add HTML to this
field.


Login level: This is an optional
field where you can set the login level to be used in conjunction
with the client login feature. It is also possible to disable a
category (and all their products) rather than delete it so it can
be put back at a later date. (Version 4.8.0 + required).




Article Details
Article ID: 54
Created On: Mon 02/09/2009 3:15 PM

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