Categories and menus

This feature is available for users on all paid plans.

With our fully customizable store, you can create and manage your categories directly from the Categories tab.  

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Category and menu options

Think about what you want your menus and categories to look like and play around to see what works for you. Take a minute to jot down the different ways your products could be divided up. Perhaps by product type: 

  • Physical
  • Digital
  • Service
Maybe you want to organize by:
  • Theme
  • Collection
  • Designer
No matter how your items are categorized, it’s good to remember this process will look different for every brand.

How to create your categories

  1. Log in to your account
  2. From the dashboard and click on Categories in the left navigation panel
  3. Click on New category and give it a name
  4. Click Add to save your new category
  5. If you want to create another category, click New category again to reset the page

If you want to create categories and sub-categories, assign your new category to a Parent category. This then creates a Parent > Child relationship where the Child category will be displayed beneath the Parent category within your online store. 

For example - T-shirts might be the parent category and then the subcategories could be: Long-sleeve, Short sleeve, Sleeveless - you get the idea.

 Important! Parent and Child categories are only available with a theme installed.   

Customizing your categories

  • You can update the URL for your category pages
  • Upload an image to represent your category in your store
  • Choose how you want items to be sorted within your category page
  • Important! You’ll add your products to a category from the Categories page.

Now that your products are organized into categories, we need to make it easy for your customers to navigate to those categories. 
We do this by putting a link to your categories in the menu. 

Important! Menu appearance will vary depending on your theme.

  1. Log in to your account
  2. From the dashboard, select Store > Customize
  3. Click to the Pages tabChild categories will be displayed beneath their parent categories in a list, and you can click on the categories you'd like displayed.

If you want to adjust your Footer Menu, follow the same steps, but select Footer Menu in the drop-down on the Pages tab. 

Customize your navigation

There are additional options within the design settings of your theme on how your menu is displayed within your store.
  1. Log in to your account
  2. From the dashboard, select Store > Customize
  3. Click to the Design tab, then scroll to Headers 
  • Mega Menu: Displays your categories within a larger menu style which can display products and categories.
  • Display products: Displays products from your first category within the mega menu. This is useful to feature specific items.
  • Display category images: Displays category images for each of your categories within the mega menu.

Customize your category pages

You can also configure how categories are displayed within your category pages. You can choose how much information is displayed for each category, the number of items within the category and the category name.

Display products: Allows you to display products from Child categories within Parent category pages. If Display product options are disabled then Child categories are represented using the category image.

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