Product categories define how the products will be divided inside the store, and how the structure will appear on the main menu or top navigation of the store. Every product must have at least one category.

The root category appears on the top, and subcategories can be added. Usually, the first level of categories is the one that appears on the main menu, and any subcategory created from that will be on the dropdown list.

  1. Log in to Omnyfy Marketplace Backend. On the Admin sidebar, go to Products > Inventory > Categories.

2. Set Store View to choose a specific store or All Store Views to see all the stores available.

3. Different stores can be managed at the same backend, being divided by root categories. Example: Default Category and B2B Categories represent two different stores

4. To update an existing category, click on the category from the list. To create a new category, click on the parent category of the new category. Example: To create a new category inside Default Category, such as Women, Men and Gear, click on Default Category as the first step.

5. Click Add Subcategory.

6. Enter the new category information:

  • Enable Category: Choose Yes to make the category immediately available at the store

  • Include in Menu: Choose Yes to include the category in the menu navigation

  • Category Name: Enter a name for the category

  • Click Save to create the new category / save the changes of the existing one

Please note, the next steps are optional

7. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Content Information

  • Thumbnail: Upload the thumbnail image for the category

  • Category Image: Upload an image to be displayed at the top of the page

  • Description: Enter the text that you want to appear on the category landing page and format it

  • Add CMS Block: To include a content block on the category landing page, choose the CMS Block that you want to appear.

8. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Category Commission information

  • Category Commission Percentage: Enter the decimal number, example: 10.50 for 10,5%, for the commission rate that will be applied for the products of this category. Please note, do not enter the percentage sign.

9. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Display Settings information

  • Display mode: Choose the display mode from Products Only, Static Block Only and Static Block and Products

  • Anchor: Choose Yes to include the “Filter by Attribute” section of layered navigation on the category page

  • Available Product Listing Sort By: Choose the sorting filters that will be available for the category

  • Default Product Listing Sort By: Choose the default sorting filter

  • Layered Navigation Price Step: Enter the value to be used as an incremental price step for layered navigation

10. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Search Engine Optimization information

  • URL Key: The online address of the category page. Please note, the URL Key cannot contain spaces, suffix and needs to be lowercase

  • Meta Title: The title of the browser tab, title bar and also used on search engine results page

  • Meta Keywords: Relevant words that customers might use to find the category

  • Meta Description: An overview of the page, it might appear as the description on search engines

11. OPTIONAL - Expand and choose the Products in Category

  • To include a product in the category, select it with the checkbox (first column)

  • Column filters can be used to help finding the products

12. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Design information

  • Use Parent Category Settings: Inherit the design setting from the parent category

  • Theme: Choose one of the themes available for the categories

  • Layout: Choose one of the layouts available. Example: 2 columns with left bar, 3 columns, empty

  • Layout Update XML: Update the layout with XML code

  • Apply Design to Products: Apply the same design for all the products inside the category

13. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the Schedule Design Update information

  • If you need a custom layout applied only during a period for the category, enter the start date and end date for these changes

14. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter the SW Menu information

  • Icon Image: Upload the icon for the category on the menu

  • Hide this Menu Item: Choose No to show the category on the menu

  • Menu Type: Choose between Default, Full Width, Static Width and Classic

  • Static Width: Enter the static width or leave it blank

  • Subcategory Columns: Choose how many subcategory columns on the menu

  • Float: Choose between Default, Left or Right

  • Category label: Choose for a different label. Example: Sale

  • Font Icon Class: Insert the class used in the font icon or leave it blank

  • Top/Left/Right/Bottom block: Insert Widget, Image or Variables according to the need for each block. Each selection will open new options for customisation

15. OPTIONAL - Expand and enter One Page Category information

  • Hide this Category: Choose No to show the category

  • Font Icon Class: Insert the class used in the font icon or leave it blank

  • Category Hover Background Color: Enter the hover background colour for the category (hexadecimal values)

  • Additional Content: Insert Widget, Image or Variables according to the need for the category. Each option will open different new options of customisation.

16. When complete, click Save

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