Green Clook

How to add a product category in Magento

Magento Guides

Now that we have looked at how to install Magento, installed a Magento extension and a Magento theme, the next logical step is to create a product. After all a store without any products is, well… not a store!

In order to create a product you first need to have created a category and optionally an attribute set.

The guide below will take you through the process of how to add a product category in Magento.

Log into the Magento admin panel

Log into your admin panel by visiting the admin URL

This is by default unless you specified otherwise on installation


Navigate to the Manage Categories section

Catalog -> Manage Categories.


Create a new category

Give your category a name

Change the active status to yes

Create a description for your category

Page Title, Meta Keywords and Meta Description will be indexed by search engines, think carefully about what you input here

How to add a product category in Magento

Save the category

Click the “Save Category” button in the top right hand area of the screen


Your category has now been created


In Summary

If you’ve been following our Magento guides, you will now understand how to install Magento, a Magento extension and a Magento theme as well as how to add a product category in Magento.

Next week I’ll talk you through creating a Magento product attribute set.

About The Author

Will's our technical sales guy from the hills of Rossendale. In his spare time he can be found designing and building websites, or doing a spot of DIY!

Connect on Linkedin

Clook Logo

Get regular tips, tricks and updates!

Signup today for our awesome newsletter and recieve monthly emails with all sorts of helpful articles on hosting and web development.