3.5 Add Category, Edit Category, Delete Category in Prestashop

Category’s in Prestashop make it easy for you and your customers to keep track of where they are and to organize products. Adding a category is quite simple as well as editing or deleting it. But still it’s worth writing a article about it for people who are new to Prestashop or find it hard to add category’s.

How to add a category in Prestashop

To add a category in Prestashop’s back-end you should follow these steps:

  1. Go to your back-end;
  2. Go to the Catalog tab;
  3. Notice you’re currently in the Home category;
  4. You can either click on Add a new subcategory or navigate to a existing subcategory and then click on Add a new subcategory;
  5. Adding a new category should look like this:
  6. Adding a new category in prestashopUse the name field to give the category a name (e.q. Vegetables, Fruit and so on);
  7. The displayed option must be activated to show the category in the Prestashop’s front-end;
  8. Parent category let’s you select where you want this category to be placed;
  9. Description lets you describe the category for your users to read once the have opened the category’s page;
  10. Image lets you add a image to your new category;
  11. Friendly URL is very important for SEO and will be filled with the category name you can always change this if you wish:
  12. Meta title, Meta description and Meta keywords are very important for SEO and should always be thought of and filled with proper texts!
  13. Customer groups access lets you select groups to have access to this category (if you do not know what this does keep it at it’s default value);
  14. Click Save or Save and back to parent category.

How to edit a category in Prestashop

Editing a category in Prestashop is easy:

  1. Go to your back-end;
  2. Go to the Catalog tab;
  3. Click the edit button behind the category you want to edit;
  4. Edit the things you want to change;
  5. Click Save or Save and back to parent category.

How to delete a category in Prestashop

Deleting category in Prestashop is also very easy:

  1. Go to your back-end;
  2. Go to the Catalog tab;
  3. Click the delete button behind the category you want to delete.

IMPORTANT: If you delete a category all the products in that category will be deleted recursively!

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