Creating a Category

Creating a top level category

  1. To create a new top-level category, click on the Items tab . This will display the item tree by default

  2. Click on the Add new category button on the bottom right of the screen. Tick the box if you want it to be a top-level category.

  3. This will display the category editor page as an editable form

  4. Enter the top-level category name into the Name input box, e.g. "New Category". However, the name entered here is how it will be displayed in the product menu at the front end of the Web site
    Please note: Category names must not contain either a forward or backward slash; including these will prevent the category from displaying on the front end of the website. The name may include spaces, ‘&’ symbols or hyphens however

  5. To add a description to the category page, click the cursor into the description input box and enter the text

  6. To add an image to the front end category page (this will display above the list of items, to the right of the page body), click on the Browse button 2 
    next to the image input box and this will display the file upload dialogue box

  7. Browse for the image you wish to upload. When you found it, click on it to select it

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  8. Click Open. This will close the file upload dialogue box. The pathway to the image will have been inserted into the image input box

  9. Metadata may be entered into the description, image and metadata input boxes if required

  10. Click on the OK button

  11. This will return you to the item tree page. You will see that the new category, represented by a folder icon, has been added to the tree


Creating a sub-level category

  1. If you are creating a sub-category you must select the parent category in which you wish the new sub-category to be created, e.g. in "New Category"


  2. With the parent category selected, the category will be highlighted and display the actions that may be performed with regard to that category

  3. Click on Add new Category

  4. This will display the category editor page as an editable form and you can go on as described above (from point 4 on)