Product Category setup

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Assigning products to different categories helps with store organization and makes it easier for shoppers to find what they're looking for. 

This article cover the following: 

 

 

1. Adding a new category 

Step 1: Go to the category management page 

In SHOPLINE Admin, go to [Products & Categories] > [Categories].

If this is your first time setting up a category, you will find the preset "Featured (Show on homepage)." You can remove this category by clicking [Delete].  

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Step 2: Click [Add] 

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Fill in the name of the category and optional SEO details (SEO Preview is only available when the "Title" and "Description" fields have been filled out.)

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2. Product category settings 

A1. Bulk assign & categorize products 

SHOPLINE Admin features several bulk action tools that allow merchants to quickly and efficiently add/remove groups of products to/from a particular category. 

This can save time when creating a new category (For example: a category for products included in a promotion). 

  • Bulk Assign Products to Category

 

Step 1: [Products & Categories] > [Categories] > [View products]



Step 2: Click [Add products to category]



Step 3: Select the products you want to add to the category

A notification will appear in the upper right-hand side of the window confirming how many products have been successfully added to the category. 

Note: Bulk assign to category will not affect the original categories of the product.

Note: 

1. You will not be able to select products that have already been assigned to the category.

2. Unpublished products cannot currently be assigned to a category as part of a bulk action.

Unpublished products need to be assigned to a category individually by going to [Products & Categories] > [Products] > [Edit] and going to the product's [Categories] tab.

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  • Remove products from category

Step 1: Go to [Products and Categories] > [Categories] > [View products]

 

Step 2: Select the products you want to remove 

 

Step 3: Click [Bulk actions] > [Remove Products] 

A notification will appear in the upper right-hand side of the window confirming how many products have been successfully removed from a category. 

 

A2. Updating categories with bulk actions 

Remarks: Categories with no products will not be displayed at your storefront

The following is a step-by-step guide to updating categories using bulk assign/remove actions. 

  •  Assign to categories in bulk

 

Step 1: [Products and Categories] > [Products] > Select the products you want to assign

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Step 2: [Bulk Actions] > [Assign to Categories] 

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Step 3: Select the category/categories you want to assign the products to

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Please note: The categories you assign a product to here will replace any categories the product has been assigned in the past. 

 

  •  Remove from categories in bulk

Step 1: [Products and Categories] > [Products] > Select the products you want to remove

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Step 2: [Bulk Actions] > [Assign to Categories] 

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Step 3: Leave all of the categories unchecked, then click [Assign]

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A3. Assigning to categories from a product's page

In addition to being able to assign products in bulk from [Categories], you can also assign products to categories in [Products].

Step 1: [Products & Categories] > [Products] > [Edit] > [Categories] tab

You can assign a product to categories directly in the [Categories] tab by checking the boxes under "Product belongs to these Categories (can choose more than 1)". Click [Update] to save your changes. 

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3. Check products in categories

[Products & Categories] > [Categories] > [View products] 

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4. Add Category Banner 

To add a banner image for a category, in SHOPLINE Admin go to [Products and Categories] > [Categories] and then click [Edit] next to the category you want to create a banner for. Click on [Add Photo] to add banner images. Images must be either a JPG or PNG file. Click [Update] to save your changes. 

  • Recommended image size: 1920 x 896 px
  • Coming Soon: You can upload a maximum of 10 images for a carousel banner.
  • The same banner image will be used on all language versions of your store. 

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  • Coming soon: After you have added a banner image, you can click on [Image Url] to add a link to an image. Choose either [Open link in current tab] or [Open link in tab]. Customers will be taken to linked site when clicking on the banner image. 

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  • After you have uploaded your images, you can drag and drop to rearrange the order you want them to appear on the carousel banner. 
  • Once you have updated the category page with your changes, the banner image will appear automatically on your storefront. 

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