Wix Stores: Creating Product Categories

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This article is about the new version of product categories. If you click +New Category and your page doesn't look like the image in Step 1 below, you have the original version. If so, click this link to learn how to add and display categories.
Product Categories are groups of products that you use to build your store. After creating a category, you can display it anywhere on your site, share it, apply a coupon or discount to it, or use it as a shop filter. You can add as many categories as you need. 
Your store comes with the "All Products" category built in. 

Step 1 | Add the category details

Click + New Category to get started and add the category details. The image and description appear in search engine results, when a category is shared in social media, and can optionally appear on the Category Page.

To create a category:

  1. Go to Categories in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click + New Category at the top right.
  3. Enter a category name (e.g. Men).
  4. Enter a category description.
  5. Add a category image. 
    1. Click the Add icon .
    2. Select an image from your Media Manager or click Upload Media to upload an image.
    3. Click Add to Page.

Step 2 | Set the category as active or inactive

A category can be either active or inactive. It's important to choose the right status for each category you create, so you can use it in a way that fits your business needs.
Click below to learn the difference between active and inactive categories:
To set the category status, click the Active on your site toggle to enable or disable it.

Step 3 | Add products

If your category is active, it's a good idea to add at least a couple products right away to avoid displaying a blank category. Note that you can add or remove products at any time. 

To add products to a category:

  1. Go to Categories in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select the new category you created.
  3. Click + Add Products under Products in category.
  4. Select the products you want to add.
  5. Click Add.
Later, when you create a new product (or edit an existing one), you can add that product to one or more categories.
Next step:
Decide how you want to display product categories.

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