Adding and editing categories

Categories are used to filter content. To build your category tree view, start by creating relevant categories.

How to add categories

To create a new category, follow the next steps:

  1. Sign in to your ReadyCMS account
  2. From the navigation bar choose the content type you wish to add a new category to and click on Add category
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  3. On the Add new category page fill in the required information
  4. In the Name text field enter the name of the category (this name is how it appears on your website)
  5. Choose the language from the Choose language dropdown menu
    The default language option is All languages. If you forget to set the desired language, you will create multiple categories in all available languages.
  6. (Optional) In the Parent field, you can set the hierarchy of categories (this helps the users find specific information more easily)
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  7. In the Content text field enter the category's description
  8. (Optional) In the Description text field add the short description (This description is seen when you have your categories listed in the content category list - in this case, Products categories)
  9. (Optional) In the Sort field, you can assign values that can serve as an additional sorting option
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  10. Set the status as Published
  11. (Optional) Set the publishing date
  12. Click the Save button to save the data

How to edit categories

  1. Sign in to your ReadyCMS account
  2. Choose the content type you wish to change the category for and click on All categories
    (e.g., Shop > Products > Categories)
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  3. In the list of categories (e.g., Products categories) choose the one you want to change and click the Edit button
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  4. In the Edit category page change the category information at will
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  5. Click the Save button to confirm the changes

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