Disclaimer: We recently redesigned our Admin Area. Your store may look different than the one shown in this video, but most click paths were not affected.

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To add categories to your Volusion store, log in to your Admin Area and navigate to Inventory > Categories. Here, press Add. As with all blank records, only the fields with asterisks are required. In this case, the ID is generated automatically. You can assign the category as a subcategory of another, but it’s not required. This means that in order to create a new category, the only field you must fill out is the Category Name.

Note that, by default, the new category does not appear in the category tree. This is because we did not assign it to a navigation menu. However, you can still edit it from table viewer by pressing View List and clicking the category ID number. Here, specify Top Menu in the Show in Menu list. It now appears in the category tree.

You can also create a category by pressing Edit from the category tree. Here, click Add. If you’d like to copy the existing record’s settings to the new one, click Sure. If you’d like to begin with a blank record, click No Thanks.

Lastly, you can edit directly from the table viewer by clicking the Back to List button, which is equivalent to pressing List All from the category tree. Here, you can edit the values in any column by hovering over the column heading and clicking edit, making desired changes to one or more rows, and clicking Save.

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