To insert, edit, delete a product category in OpenCart, Go to Catalog » Categories using administrator navigation menu.
Click on the “Insert” button on the top right corner of the page. OpenCart gives you three different tabs such as general, data, and design.
In General tab, enter the basic category information such as category name, Meta tag description, Meta tag keywords and description.
Next, go to the “Data” tab. This tab allows you to modify the hierarchy of your categories. Here you can set the category you are currently adding to be a subcategory of another via “Parent Category” dropdown box.
You can set the “SEO keyword”, image, status and order of your new product category as follows. The SEO Keyword is important for the proper indexing of your online store by the various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing etc.
In order to set an image for your new category simply click on the “Camera image” and a popup will appear allowing you to upload a picture you like from your local computer or set a pre-existing one which is already present in the images directory of ShopiLogy.
Category status allows you to disable the category from being showed on your site without having to delete it. Sort Order set’s the order of which the category will be displayed amongst others in the same parent category.
At last, go to the “Design” tab. This tab will allow you to modify the layout. Select the layout of product which should be overridden by the selected page.
Finally, click on “Save” button and save your new product category.
Now you have set your first product category and moved one step further to finishing your successful online store with OpenCart. In the same way complete the setup of all product categories.