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How to Add Custom Categories

There might come a time where you want to expand from RevolutionParts OEM catalog. One example of this is adding specialty catalogs or grouping parts together as kits. 

Helpful Hint:

Organize your categories and subcategories with WriteMaps.com. WriteMaps allows you to get your categories and subcategories organized in a detailed and thorough outline. WriteMaps lets you create up to 3 maps a month free of charge. You can sign up for WriteMaps here!

First start by creating the main categories. After you can add any subcategories below your main categories. Once your site map is created you can move to the next steps below. Your WriteMap may look something like this:

Note: Before you can begin adding products you will need to start by defining what categories each product will go in. We recommend having a category tree defined first. Refer to the helpful hint above or click on this link: Writemaps

Note: If adding a product to an existing category, scroll down to the end of this article and click on the link to "Custom Products".

 

 Adding Categories

  1. From the Control Panel left-side menu
  2. Type "Category" into the helpful search 
  3. Click on "Add a New Category" OR Go to Step #4
    Screen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_10.17.56_AM.png 
  4. Select Product & Categories > Add New Categories
    Screen_Shot_2017-07-20_at_2.22.21_PM.png
  5. Parent Category
    • Select Parent Category - Click on the parent categoryScreen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_10.44.09_AM.png**Note: Select root category for your first category. This should be the highest level of category.
      Below are a few examples of parent categories:
      • Example 1 -
      • ---Tesla Accessories (Root category is the parent)
      • ------Interior Accessories (Tesla Accessories is the parent)
      • --------Exterior Accessories (Tesla Accessories is the parent)
      • --------Apparel and Lifestyle (Tesla Accessories is the parent)
    • Example 2 - 
      • ---Wrangler Cruise Control Kits (Root category is the parent)
      • ---Liberty Cruise Control Kits (Root category is the parent)
      • ---Wrangler JK Half Door Kits (Root category is the parent)
      • ---Wrangler Power Electric Kits (Root category is the parent)
  6. Category Properties
    • Category Name
    • Category Key (always use lowercase for category key) - The category id should be treated like a website url. It's important to not make this too long and use "-" or "_" instead of spaces. Spaces will not work in between words.
      • Examples of category key:
        • toyota-accessories
        • interior-accessories
        • apparel-and-lifestyle
    • Category Header - This is the title that will display in your menu and category page.
    • Is category visible to users (check yes to make visible)
    • List subcategories on catalog page (check yes if you plan on having subcategories)
    • Display subcategory images on Catalog Page (recommended if you want to display image categories)
    • Priority (use this to sort categories)Screen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_11.14.21_AM.png
  7. SEO Properties (Optional) - Adding your Meta Titles and Descriptions can help search engines identify what that page is about and also help draw better click through rates. 
  8. Category Description (Top and Bottom) - Add content to help visitors better understand what that page is about. You have two sections; top and bottom.
  9. Category Image - This is the main image that will be used at the top of the page. The recommended size is 300x200 or 150x150.
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  10. Save Changes!

Now that you've created a custom category, please follow this Custom Product link to the steps explaining adding a custom product and how to that custom product to a custom category.


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There might come a time where you want to expand from RevolutionParts OEM catalog. One example of this is adding specialty catalogs or grouping parts together as kits. 

Helpful Hint:

Organize your categories and subcategories with WriteMaps.com. WriteMaps allows you to get your categories and subcategories organized in a detailed and thorough outline. WriteMaps lets you create up to 3 maps a month free of charge. You can sign up for WriteMaps here!

First start by creating the main categories. After you can add any subcategories below your main categories. Once your site map is created you can move to the next steps below. Your WriteMap may look something like this:

Note: Before you can begin adding products you will need to start by defining what categories each product will go in. We recommend having a category tree defined first. Refer to the helpful hint above or click on this link: Writemaps

Note: If adding a product to an existing category, scroll down to the end of this article and click on the link to "Custom Products".

 

 Adding Categories 

  1. Click Product in you menu
  2. Select the "Categories" tab on the left
    Screen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_10.52.27_AM.png
  3. Click the green "+ New Category" button in the upper right
  4. Enter the Category Name in the popup boxScreen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_10.53.05_AM.png
  5. Click "Add Category"
  6. To edit the category, click on the pencil to the far right of said category
  7. To Add a SubCategory to a main category, Click on the + to the far right of the main category
    Screen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_11.00.37_AM.png
  8. Name your SubCategory
  9. Click "Add Category"

Now that you've created a custom category, please follow this Custom Product link to the steps explaining adding a custom product and how to that custom product to a custom category.


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