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How to Add Custom Categories

There might come a time where you want to expand what you sell on your RevolutionParts store. One example of this is adding specialty catalogs or grouping parts together as kits. You can do this by creating custom categories, then adding custom products to those categories!

 

Helpful Hint: WriteMaps

If you plan on having several categories and subcategories for your custom products, you can organize them with an online tool called WriteMaps.com. WriteMaps allows you to organize your categories and subcategories in a detailed and thorough outline. WriteMaps lets you create up to 3 maps per month free of charge. You can sign up for WriteMaps here.

To create your category tree, start by creating the main categories. After that, 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:

 

Adding Categories

  1. From the Control Panel left-side menu, select "Product & Categories" then "Add New Category"
    Screen_Shot_2017-07-20_at_2.22.21_PM.png
  2. Parent Category
    • Select Parent Category - Click on the parent category (usually "Category Root," if you haven't added any other categories yet)Screen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_10.44.09_AM.png
      Here's an example of nesting categories using different "parent" categories:
      • --Tesla Accessories (Category Root is the parent)
      • ------Interior Accessories (Tesla Accessories is the parent)
      • ----------Exterior Accessories (Interior Accessories is the parent)
      • ----------Apparel and Lifestyle (Interior Accessories is the parent)
      • ------Exterior Accessories (Tesla Accessories is the parent)
      • --Aftermarket Parts (Category Root is the parent)
  3. Category Properties
    • Category Name
    • Category Key (always use lowercase for category key) - The category key 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
      • The category key is important because you'll use it when bulk uploading custom products.
    • 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 to buyers on your site
    • List subcategories on catalog page - check yes if you plan on having subcategories and want to show them on the category page
    • Display subcategory images on Catalog Page - recommended if you want to display the subcategory images on the parent category page
    • Priority - use this to sort categoriesScreen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_11.14.21_AM.png
  4. 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. 
  5. Category Description (Top and Bottom) - Add content to help visitors better understand what that page is about. You have two sections; top and bottom.
  6. 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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  7. 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 add that custom product to a custom category.


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There might come a time where you want to expand what you sell on your RevolutionParts store. One example of this is adding specialty catalogs or grouping parts together as kits. You can do this by creating custom categories, then adding custom products to those categories!

 

Helpful Hint: WriteMaps

If you plan on having several categories and subcategories for your custom products, you can organize them with an online tool called WriteMaps.com. WriteMaps allows you to organize your categories and subcategories in a detailed and thorough outline. WriteMaps lets you create up to 3 maps per month free of charge. You can sign up for WriteMaps here.

To create your category tree, start by creating the main categories. After that, 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:

 

Adding Categories 

  1. Log into your account on manage.revolutionparts.com.
  2. From the top-menu, click "Products."
  3. Select the "Categories" tab on the left
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  4. Click the green "+ New Category" button in the upper right
  5. Enter the Category Name in the popup boxScreen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_10.53.05_AM.png
  6. Click "Add Category"
  7. To edit the category, click on the pencil to the far right of said category
  8. 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
  9. Name your subcategory
  10. 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 add that custom product to a custom category.


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