After creating a category or subcategory, you must configure it properly to display all the necessary information to your customers.

To edit a category:

  1. Open the "Categories" page in the store Admin area (Catalog -> Categories)

  2. Locate a category you need to edit and click on the category name.

  3. Use the fields in the "Category Info" tab on the category details page to provide information.
    The only required fields are Category name and Parent category.

    The category properties that you can specify on the details page are as follows:

    • Category name: The name by which you and your customers will identify this category.

    • Parent category: The category to which this category belongs (if it's a subcategory). If it is a top-level category, let it belong to the root category (This way, it will be displayed on the home page).

    • Show category title: Select if you want the category title to be visible or hidden from customers.

    • Category image: Use this section to add an image for the category.

      X-Cart does not impose strict limitations regarding the size of category images you can upload because it can resize and crop images automatically for best results. You can set the dimensions to which the original image will be resized and cropped in the "Images" section of your store's Admin area (Look&Feel -> Images). These dimensions may be different depending on the skin used by your store and can be manually changed if required.

      For more info on the management of images, including category images, see the section Managing Images.

    • Top banner: Use this section to add a banner of the category. If you need to edit a banner representation, see How to change the height of the top category banner.

    • Description: A category description that displays on the category details page. If you need to add a video to the category description, check here.

    • Clean URL: The category page's clean URL (a human-readable SEO-friendly URL, typically based on the category name). The URL can be configured manually (by editing the field contents directly) or generated automatically (by enabling the "Autogenerate Clean URL" option below before saving the category details). If the Clean URLs feature is disabled, you will need to activate it for the SEO-friendly page URLs to become available to store visitors. For information about adjusting clean URL-related settings, see Setting Up SEO-friendly Clean URLs.

    • Category page title: The title to be used in the title bar of this category details page (for SEO purposes). If the field is left blank, the category name will be used as a page title.

    • Meta keywords: The keywords to be used in the keywords META tag on the category page (for SEO purposes).

    • Meta description: The description to be used in the description META tag on the category page (for SEO purposes).

    • Open Graph meta tags: The custom META tags for sharing the category page on Facebook.

    • Memberships: Membership levels to which this category should be available. Non-members and users belonging to other membership levels will not see the category on the storefront.

    • Enabled: The toggle defines whether to display the category on the storefront or not. Uncheck this option to temporarily remove the category from the storefront (store visitors will not be able to see it).

    • Classes for product filter: Define what attributes will be included in the product filter block on a category page in the storefront.

  4. Click "Update" to save the changes.

That's it! Your category has been configured. Now you can populate it with products.

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