X-Cart allows populating categories with products in several different ways.

  1. Import
    Use this method to add multiple products to a category or populate an empty store with products.
    See Importing Products to X-Cart for details.

  2. Bulk editing
    Use this method if 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.

This guide describes how to create and sort products within a category manually.

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. Open the "Products" tab on the category details page and click the "Add product" button.

    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.

If the number of products in the list exceeds the max product number per page, a "Cross" icon changes to a "Pos." field 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."

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