Categories

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This page is designed to help you manage your product categories: add, delete, sort, or move them to another category, or edit their attributes. The categories management page is AJAX-based, so you can drag-n-drop categories and subcategories to move them.

Manage categories of Avactis

Add Categories

On this page you can create a new subcategory in the current category. All fields indicated with red color and marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields. You can enter data into the remaining fields later.

Manage categories of Avactis

To view information about a specific attribute, click the question mark (). This will open a new window with the description of this attribute of the category. Once you have finished entering the data, click the Save button. This will create a new subcategory in the current category.

IMPORTANT!
The Featured Products and Bestsellers sections become available only after a category is created.
If you don't want to create a new category, click the Cancel button. 

Edit Categories

On this page you can edit the selected category. All attributes indicated by red color and marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. You can enter the remaining attributes later.

Edit categories

To view information about a specific attribute, click the question mark (). This will open a new window with the description of this attribute of the category. Once you have finished entering the data, click the Save button. This will save all changes you have just made.

If you don't want to edit the category, click the Cancel button.

How to create, move and delete categories using the AJAX-based interface

First, create a new category by clicking the Create Subcategory button. In the Add Category window, enter the name of the new category and save the results. For more details, please refer to the Add Categories link.

The created category will appear in the category tree.

Moving categories and changing their order

To move a category, select it and drag-n-drop it using the mouse to a new position between other categories or subcategories. Don't forget to save the results using the Save Changes button, located at the top of the Manage Categories section.

Refer to the screenshots below:

Moving categories


Moving a category inside another category

You can move any category inside another one. Select the category you want to move and drag-n-drop it into the target category. Don't forget to save the results using the Save Changes button, located at the top of the Manage categories section.

Refer to the screenshots below:

moving categories

Categories and subcategories menu

Right click on a category or subcategory in the categories editor tree to open its advanced menu.

Use this menu to:

  • Create a new category or subcategory
  • Rename the selected category
  • Modify the selected category
  • Delete the selected category
  • Expand or collapse the categories tree

Refer to the screenshots below:

Manage category

How to remove a category or subcategory

To remove a category or subcategory, select it with your mouse and click the Delete button in the Manage Categories section. Note that all the products of the deleted category will be also removed.

IMPORTANT!
You cannot restore products and subcategories after they are deleted!