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Remove Category

This section allows you to remove categories.

Manage > Categories > Remove Category
Inventory > Manage Categories > Remove Category


Remove Category Name Only

This will remove the category name, and will
disassociate the items with this category. Category will be set to None for
items that only apear in this category. 

Remove Category Name and Items

This will remove the category name, and will delete
the items that only appear in this category. If items appear in more than one
category, then they will be disassociated with this category but will not be

Remove Items Only – Do not Remove
Category Names

This option allows you to delete all the items in a
particular category without deleting the category itself.

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Add Category

This section allows you to add categories for your shopping cart page.

Manage > Categories > Add Category
Inventory > Manage
Categories > Add Category


Categories are a good way to organize your items to make it
easier for you customers to find. This page allows you to add categories. You
are also able to create categories through the Import function found at Import >
Import Item Data.

To get started, select the main shop as a parent
category, and then create a category under ‘Enter Category Name’. This will
allow you to create a subcategory of the Main Shop parent category. You will
then be able to create further subcategories of each category that you create.
For example: You create a Shirts category. After creating that category, you
will then be able to create subcategories t-shirts and dress shirts, etc.

Enter Category Name

Subcategory of the parent category list above.

Enter Category HTML
Allows you to input custom HTML that appears before the items in a
particular category.

Enter Category Title Tag
Normally is automatically generated to match the name of the category. If
you input anything in this field, it will overwrite that automatically generated
title tag.

Category Image
This field only applies if you have ‘Display
subcategory links as thumbnails’ set to yes. This option is found in the
Category Display Options under Manage > General Settings

Image File Location: 
To load an image that is on your hard drive, click ‘Browse’, find the
file, and click open. When you click ‘Add Image’ below, you will upload the

Create Thumbnail with Pixel width
You are able to create a thumbnail of the image which is typically a
smaller version of the image.

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Edit Category HTML

Manage > Categories > Edit Category HTML/TITLE > Proceed to Edit Category for
Selected Category
Inventory > Manage Categories >Edit Category
HTML/TITLE > Proceed to Edit Category for Selected Category

Category HTML / Title

This section allows you to edit
the HTML for categories.  This gives you the ability to give a custom look to
each category page in the shopping cart.  This is a good way to go if you are
using the /shop pages and categories as a way for your customers to browse
(instead of using your own web pages as browsing pages.)  You can add HTML from
web design software, or you can use the editor provided.

Category html

Category HTML is the HTML that is shown above the items in a particular

You can enter the HTML in the

WYSIWYG editor, or you can enter your own custom HTML. 

For example, if I entered in "Our shirts our made of the highest quality
cotton…. etc.", it would like something like the second picture in the shop.

The category image is the image that is used for category
thumbnails.  What are category thumbnails?  These are images that are used by
shoppers to click on to get to the category.  You can see an example of this in
Shop Demo

To enable Category Thumbnails navigate to Manange > General Settings >
Category Display options >
Display subcategory links as thumbnails

This should be set to "Yes".

Engine Optimization
As you can see from this video, the title,
description, and keyword tags are automaticallly generated to help with search

If you would like to edit
these automatically generated titles for the category pages, you can do so here.

Enter Category title:
Modifies the auto generated title tag.

Enter Category description:
Modifies the auto generated description tag.

Enter Category Keywords:

Modifies the auto generated keywords tag.

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Rename Category

This section allows you to rename categories.

Manage > Categories > Rename Category
Inventory > Manage Categories > Rename Category

Renaming category page allows you to modify the titles of
your current categories. 

Select the category name that you would like to
modify, and then enter the new category name in ‘New Name for this Category’
field.  Do not include the parent category name (ex. don’t type Main Shop –
Shirts, type Shirts.)

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Arrange Category

This section allows you to arrange categories.

Manage > Categories > Arrange Categories
Inventory > Manage Categories > Arrange Categories


The ‘Show All’ button is not a button to show all
categories, but rather, once you have found a category, to return to the main

The first step is to click on the main category (‘Category Listing’ in the
demo shop).  You will then see an expanded list of categories.  From this list,
you will be able to arrange them to the right or click to the left on the
categories to arrange subcategories of those categories.

‘Alphabetize Categories’ allows you to arrange the categories listed

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Category Links

Manage > Categories > Category Links
Inventory > Manage Categories > Category Links

This page serves as a handy place to reference linking
information for your categories.

Category Link
These are the links associated with a particular
category.  You can use these links to reference from pages outside the site to
the actual shopping cart. 

Category Links Include Code for
.shtml pages

This is the SHTML code that is associated with
items in a particular category.  If you were displaying your items on pages
outside the cart and you coudl use this code. The advantage to using SHTML code
is that it automatically updates your items and categories on your webpage as
you update those items/categories in your shopping cart. This saves you time in
having to update information in 2 different places.

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