X-Cart allows populating categories with products in several different ways.
Use this method to add multiple products to a category, or if your store is not yet populated with products.
See Importing Products to X-Cart for details.
2. Bulk editing
Use this method if your store is already populated with products and you need to assign/re-assign categories to products.
See Bulk Edit Categories and Tags for details.
3. Manual product creation
Use this method if you need to add one or several products to a category.
Manual Product Creation
To add a product to a category manually:
1. In your store Admin area, locate a category on the category listing page (Catalog -> Categories) and proceed to the category details page.
2. On the category details page, open the Product tab and click the Add product
You will be redirected to the Add products page (Catalog > Products > Add products), where you will be able to specify the product properties as described in Creating a New Product.
The Products tab of the category details page is where you can find the list of products assigned to that category:
Sorting Products Within a Category
Product sorting on the categories' pages in the storefront reflects how the products are arranged in the Admin area. By default, all products within a category are sorted by SKU. However, a store admin can change it if required.
For this purpose, it's necessary to use the Cross icon opposite a product to drag-n-drop it to the required position in the list.
In case the number of products in the list exceeds the max product number per page, a Cross icon changes to a Pos. filed that allows setting a product position in the list manually.
To set a product position in the list manually:
Hover a cursor over a product you want to edit to see the editable fields.
Set the required product position in the list. The less the number is, the higher the product position will be.
Click Save changes.