There are 2 possible ways to add a category in X-Cart - manual and via import facilities. This article is devoted to a manual category creation.

Adding Categories

To add a new category in an X-Cart store catalog:

  1. In the Categories section of your store Admin area (Catalog -> Categories) click the New Category button. 541-categories-page.png

  2. In the field that appears, enter a category name you require. 541-categories-new-blanc.png

    You can add as many new categories as you require at a time.

  3. Click Save.

You’ll see the category you’ve just created in the list. 541-category-listing.png

Now you can proceed with adding an image to the category, editing the category properties and populating it with products.

Addinng Subcategories

A category can have one or several subcategories that are created in a similar way as they in fact are categories of a lower level. Subcategories are created on the Subcategories tab of the category details page with the New Category button. 541-subcategories-page.png

To edit a category/subcategory properties click the category/subcategory name on the listing page and follow the procedures described in Editing Category Details.

Managing Categories/Subcategories Listings

A category listing page of your store Admin area (Catalog -> Categories) allows a store admin to maintain the categories sorting in the storefront, to enable/disable categories and to delete them completely if required. 541-category-listing-tools.png

The listing page also displays for a category:

  • a clickable number of featured products;
  • a clickable number of subcategories;
  • a clickable number of products in this particular category.

The value in brackets shows the overall number of products in both that category and all its subcategories.

A category listing page in the storefront displays only the products assigned to the category itself but not to its subcategories.