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.

1
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

magento_login

2
Navigate to the Manage Categories section

Catalog -> Manage Categories.

manage_categories

3
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

3
Save the category

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

save_category

Your category has now been created

category_saved

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.

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