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How to Manage Product Categories inside Woocommerce

Step 1: Add a New Category

WooCommerce provides an easy to use Categories management page so you can easily manage all the categories on your website. This can be easily accessed if you login in your Wordpress admin area and navigate to Products > Categories.

You will notice the different section. One on the left, the other one on the right. In the left section you will find the interface required for the creation of Product Category and there you will have to configure the following options:

Name - The actual name of the category
Slug - The Slug to the URL which will be used by that category
Parent - If this category should have a parent category
Description - The description of this category
Display Type - How the category items should be displayed
Thumbnail - Any thumbnail you would like to use for the created category

Once you're done with the configuration, you just need to press the Add New Category button.

Step 2: Edit and Delete Existing Category

Now that you know how to create a category, let's learn how to actually edit and delete existing category. As we have mentioned the Categories management page is separated on two sections vertically. In the right section, you will find a table view presenting the already created product categories. First let's review the editing process.

In order to edit a category you will need to hover on any category you would like to edit and then to click on the Edit link.

This will redirect you to a page where you will be able to find basically the same fields as those you have used when you were creating the category, however this time those will be filled with the information for the category. Please edit the values based on your needs and then click on the Update button located at the bottom of the page.

This action will save the edits and it will direct you back to the categories management page.

How to Delete a Category?

Simple. at the categories management page, you just need to hover your mouse over to target category you wish to delete.

In this example, we are going to delete the " SampleTest " category. Click on the Delete link colored in red.

This will prompt a confirmation window where you will be able to confirm the deletion and after a second the category will be deleted.

Congrats! That's how you learn how to create product category, edit category and deleting category.

Updated on: 14/02/2019

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