How to Manage Product Categories

Updated on Dec 8, 2022

Categorizing your products is the most convenient way for your customers to browse through the products you offer on your oline Store. In the next few lines of this tutorial we will show you how exactly you should create and manage the categories of products on your Online Store. 

To fully manage the Product Categories on your Store:

Add a New Category

WooCommerce provides an easy to use Categories management page so you can easily manage all the categories on your website. This can be easily accessed if you login in your Wordpress admin area and navigate to Products > Categories.

 accessing the product categories page

Once there you will notice how the page is separated vertically on two sections. In the left section you will find the interface required for the creation of Product Category and there you will have to configure the following options:

  • Name - The actual name of the category
  • Slug - The Slug to the URL which will be used by that category
  • Parent - If this category should have a parent category
  • Description - The description of this category
  • Display Type - How the category items should be displayed
  • Thumbnail - Any thumbnail you would like to use for the created category

creating your categories

Once you are done with these configurations, please click on the Add New Product Category button so the category can be created. 

Step 2 Edit and Delete Existing Categories

Now that you know how to create a category, let's learn how to actually edit and delete such. As we have mentioned, the Categories management page is separated into two sections vertically. In the right section, you will find a table view presenting the already-created product categories. First, let's review the editing process.

In order to edit a category, you will need to hover over any category you would like to edit and then click on the Edit link.

editing a category

This will redirect you to a page where you will be able to find basically the same fields as those you have used when you were creating the category, however this time those will be filled with the information for the category. Please edit the values based on your needs and then click on the Update button located at the bottom of the page.

editing a category

This action will save the edits and it will direct you back to the categories management page.

Deleting a category is also an easy task. In order to achieve it you will need to hover over the existing category you would like to delete and to click on the Delete link colored in red.

editing a category

This will prompt a confirmation window where you will be able to confirm the deletion, and after a second, the category will be deleted.

Congratulations! You now know how to fully manage the Categories on your WooCommerce-based Online Store!

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