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PIM > Categories

PIM--categories.png Categories are the organizational hierarchy for products within the context a webstore. In this section of Multifront, Categories are created (and edited) and can be associated to any existing products. Later, Admins will be able to associate a category to a catalog from the Catalogs section of PIM.

Creating a Category Workflow

  1. Add New Categories
  2. Category is associated to Products via Categories page
  3. Category is associated to Catalogs via Catalogs page
  4. Category is structured within Catalogs via Catalogs page, using Master Category Folder Hierarchy.


Notes:

  • Categories can be reused or copied
  • Category creation is a multi-section process. In order to create and associate a Category, Admins will need to visit more than one section of Multifront. Steps 1 and 2, of "Creating a Category" are done here, in the Categories. Steps 3 and 4 are completed in Catalogs.

Category Details

Tab Detail Description
General Info Attribute Family Chooses a Category Attribute Family. The Category Attribute Family specifies which attributes are cloned for your new category.
Category Name What customer sees. Enter an SEO friendly name for this Category: Use only characters a-z and 0-9. Use "-"instead of spaces. Do not use a file extension or parameters in your URL name.
Category Title Internal reference name for the category.
Display Order Enter a numeric value. This determines the order in which this Category is

displayed.

Select Image Browse Media Explorer for a single primary image for your category as seen by the customer.
Image Alt Text Enter a short descriptive text for this category to be used in the image ALT text. This text is displayed if the image does not download correctly.
Descriptions Short Description Enter an optional short description (less than 100 characters) to be displayed in the Category listing grid.
Long Description You can enter rich text and upload images using the editor. This will allow you to create a splash page for your Category or provide a text introduction that will show above your products. You may also leave this field blank.
Additional Description Enter additional information for the Category description.
Category Banner You can enter rich text and upload images using the editor. This can be used for Category Banner.

Add Category

PIM > Categories > "Add New" button

Starting with the general information tab all the relevant information for creating a new category need to enter. The parameters involved here are: Attribute Family, Category Name, Category Code, Category Title, Display Order, Image, Image Alt Text. PIM--categories--addnew.png In the descriptions tab, new category related information like the Long Description, Short Description, Additional Description, Category Banner could be added. The user could choose to enter for any of these description options. Once the relevant information is added then SAVE, SAVE & CLOSE buttons would be required to be pressed in order to save the changes. PIM--categories--description.png

Step 1: 
Complete Category details
Step 2:
Save progress using the "Save" button

Edit Category

PIM > Categories > "Edit" Action
Step 1:
Edit Category Details
Step 2:
Save progress using the "Save" button

Associating a Product to a Category

Depending on the edits that need to be carried out by the user the tab/tab's can be selected and necessary edits would be done chronologically. Subsequently, the changes made would be required to be saved, as indicated.

PIM > Categories > "Edit" Action > "Edit Category-Almonds3" page > "General Info" tab >"Descriptions" tab > "Associated Products" tab > "SEO" tab

In the following window if required the general info regarding the product category Almonds3 could be changed. Here the options that may be edited are Attribute Family, Category Name, Category Code, Category Title, Display Order, Image, Image Alt Text. Once the fields are edited then the changes need to be saved, by clicking on the SAVE / SAVE & CLOSE buttons and finally publish, to see the effect in store.
PIM--categories--generalinfo.png

Similarly, for descriptions tab, the options where the related contents could be edited are Long Description, Short Description, Additional Description, Category Banner. Again when the fields are edited then the changes need to be saved, by clicking on the SAVE / SAVE & CLOSE buttons and finally publish, to see the effect in store.
PIM--categories--add--description.png

Already if any products are associated with the Almonds3 category then they could be viewed/deleted if required, from the following screen PIM--categories--add--associatedproducts.png

If any new products need to be associated with the Almonds3 product category then the following screen would facilitate in doing so: PIM--categories--associtedproducts.png


Step 1:
Select Product(s) to associate with Category
Step 2:
Save progress using the "Save" button
  • Products can be associated with multiple categories. Repeat this workflow for each Category if multiple associations are desired.

Delete Categories

PIM > Categories > "Delete" Action
Step 1:
Use "Delete" delete action. The page will ask you to confirm your action and reload with action confirmation.
Step 2:
Category is now successfully deleted.

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