How to add a product category in Magento
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 www.yourdomain.com/index.php/admin 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
Save the category
Click the “Save Category” button in the top right hand area of the screen
Your category has now been created
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.
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