Categories

Overview

A "Cart Category" is a section of your store front into which products can be assigned. To use the example of Amazon.com, a cart category in Zenbership is a "Department" at Amazon.

Creating a Category

From the administrative dashboard:

  • Go to "Shop > Shop Categories"
  • In the secondary navigation, click on "Create Category".
  • A popup will appear with a number of options. These options are broken down below:
FieldDescription
Status"Visible" displays the category in the store front, "Hidden" hides it from view.
AccessDetermines whether anyone ("No Membership Required") or only members ("Membership Required") can access this page.
Found InThis allows you to classify the category within another category. To place the category in the "Root" or "Home" category, select "Shop" from the list.
DescriptionA reference description for this category.
IndexingControls whether search engine, like Google, should ignore this category, thereby not displaying it in search results.
TitleMeta title for the page.
DescriptionMeta description for the page.
KeywordsMeta keywords for the page.
ColumnsControls how many columns the products listed in this category will be split into. For example, if you look at the store front image found here, you will see that the products listed in this category are split into two columns.

Adding Products to a Category

You can classify a product within a category by editing the product and selecting "Category" field. From the admin control panel:

  • Go to "Shop > Products"
  • Click on the product you want to edit.
  • The product slider will appear. Click on the "Edit" tab.
  • A popup will appear. In the "Overview" tab, select the "Category" into which you wish to classify this product.
  • Save the changes.

Store Front Display

Categories are displayed above the product listed in the store front. By default, categories are split into two columns, however you can customize the number of columns by editing the "Shop Columns" setting from "Shop > Options".

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Published on 2013/07/12.
Last updated on 2013/07/13.

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