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Modifying Categories

After a category is established, it can be edited, moved to another position in the category tree, or deleted from the catalog.

However, if your catalog is live, you should consider how the change might impact any existing links to products in the category. For example, if your product URLs include the category path, and the category name is changed, any existing links to products in the category will be broken. To avoid this problem, make sure to use the URL Rewrite tool to redirect traffic from the old URL to the new one.

To modify a category:

  1. From the Admin panel, select Catalog > Manage Categories.
  2. In the category tree on the left, select the category that you want to edit.
  3. The category information is arranged in the following tabbed sections across the page:
    • General Information
    • Display Settings
    • Custom Design
    • Category Products
    • Category View Optimization
    Make the necessary changes to category information.
  4. When you are finished, click the Save Category button.

To rearrange the order of categories:

  1. In the category tree, simply click and drag the category from one location to another in the tree.
  2. When you are finished, click the Save Category button.

To delete a category:

  1. In the category tree, click to select the category that you want to remove.
  2. Click the Delete Category button.

Any subcategories that area associated with the category are also removed.

Editing a Catehgory
Editing a Category