Adding or Editing Categories to your ZeeStore is very easy and described in this guide.

1. Go to Admin Panel Menus > Catalog > Categories

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2.  Enter Category Name, Meta Data and Brief Description of your category.

3. Go to Data Tab of this task and enter the field values as shown:

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3. Then Save Button.

ZeeStores has a built in MEGAMENU module for Advanced Main Menu with HTML options, Go to Extensions  > Modules  > MegaMenu > Edit button

You have various options here:

1. Drag and Drop and Update the positions of menu items

2. If you are working on main menu, do not change these options below:

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3. You can Edit or Delete Item as shown Below and donot forget to Save and Update after changes.

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MORE ON CATEGORIES TABS:

The General tab asks for basic information regarding the product category:

  • Category Name
  • Meta Tag Description: a summary of the category to describe the category page to search engines.
  • Meta Tag Keywords: similar to meta tag description, but asks for a single keyword to describe the product.
  • Description: text that will describe this category on the category page, to be viewed by the customers in the store front of the shop.

The Data tab asks for the following data:

  • Parent Category: Categories are arranged in a hierarchical structure; with the parent category always on top. You may choose to create a category under a parent category, turning it into a sub-category. In the category list the category will be displayed as “Parent Category > Sub-Category”. If “None” is selected, the category created will be a parent category.
  • Filters: Map any pre-created filters to a category. Search for Filter Tutorial for more information on how filters work.
  • Stores: If you are managing more than one store with ZeeStores, you may check which stores you would like to add this category to. If only one store is available, “Default” may be checked. Search Creating a multi-store tutorial for more information about multi-stores.
  • SEO keyword: A keyword that will be included in the category url for search engine optimization.
  • Image: Select the main image for the product page and the thumbnail for product listings. Search for Image manager tutorial for more information on how to upload an image using the image manager tool.
  • Top: Checking this section will display this category in the top menu of every page. If no selection is made, it will not be displayed.

The top menu only displays parent categories. If this category is a sub-category, it will not be displayed in the top menu.

Columns: This number controls how many sub-categories are displayed when selecting the parent category.

Shop owners with many product sub-categories may need to pay special attention to how many columns are allowed. If all the available sub-categories are allowed for a product category, the entire store page in the store front will be filled with sub-categories when hovered over.

  • Sort Order: This sort order determines the position of the category in the menu. A sorting order of 1 would be displayed before a sorting order of 2, 3, and so on.
  • Status: Selecting “enabled” makes the category publicly available in the store front. Selecting “disabled” will hide the category from the store front, but will still be available for editing purposes in the administration.

The design tab consists of the “Layout Override” feature.

In this feature, you can choose to override a layout, such as the ‘Account’ page, to include the category on that page.

You can just leave it blank for the meantime.

Pressing ‘Save’ in the upper right corner will save the information in the General, Data, and Design tabs, and add the product category to the category list. With the product categories created, you are now ready to add products to the shop.