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How to Add a Category in Prestashop 1.7.0

Feb 1, 2016

827 Andrey Dubina

How to Add a Category in Prestashop 1.7.0

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For some, adding a new category may seem like something obvious. This article is for pure beginners that have never done such things or for those who simply need step-by-step instruction.


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In this article I will show you how to add a new Category.

First step is to navigate to Catalog => Categories.

Then you’ll see the list of categories that are already on the store. In order to add a new Category, press the “Add New Category” button.

Click one of the following buttons:

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  • Name – Enter Category Name;
  • Parent Category – Select Parent Category;
  • Description – Enter Category Description;

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  • Category Cover Image – Here you can upload a big picture that will be displayed in the description of a category;
  • Category thumbnail – Upload a small picture that will be used to describe category;
  • Then goes Meta title, Meta description, Meta keywords – this is the description for SEO purposes;
  • Friendly url – enter a name of the category – this is how users can access your category;
  • Group access – here you can define which groups can access your store.

You have 3 groups that you can choose:

  • Visitor – All people without a valid customer account;
  • Guest – Customer who placed an order with the guest checkout;
  • Customer – All people who have created an account on this site.

Then press the “Save’ button

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How to Add a Category in Prestashop 1.7.0

Your category has been save and you are redirected to the list of categories. If you want to add changes to the category, press “Edit”.

How to Add a Category in Prestashop 1.7.0

You can also change positions of your categories by dragging and dropping them to other positions.

How to Add a Category in Prestashop 1.7.0

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1 comment

  1. Caterory picture is oploaded very small i PS 1.7.
    Can you show how to change Catergory.tpl so I can inset a imagege full wide of the shop?
    I want to upload the image I make in Photoshop and need not to be able to set in text
    That was possibel in old version 1.6.
    Looking forward to hear from you.

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