Edit Product Category

Written by Valérie Isaksen. Posted in Products Menu

Before you add your products, first create a Product Category for it. This is like a department in a store, so it is easier for customers to find the product.

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Category Name Box

The name you want to display in the Categories box in your store.

Published Radio Button.

Select NO to hide or YES to be visible to customers. Be aware that you can still use unpublished categories in the backend, for example for calculation rules.

Sef Alias Box

Search engine friendly or human readable addresses, i.e. real words instead of numbers and a jumble of code.
EXAMPLE: yourstore.com/fruits for a fruits category.

Description Box

Describe exactly what kinds of products are in this category so the customer can understand quickly. It's easy to get writer's block here, so use stores you have already purchased from as an example of what to write.

Details Section

Specify the category and sub-category where you want this product to display. Optionally specify how many products per row.



To select an image already uploaded to your website, type a space to see all images, and click one image to select it. Or if you know the image file name, begin typing and it will appear.

Image Information

File Published

check the box to publish or uncheck the box to hide the image.

Unique Filename

A unique "alias" or name for the image.

Displayed Image Title

What words do you want to appear when visitors put their cursor over the image?

Image Alt-Text

What words do you want a sight-impaired reader to hear to describe this image?

Used URL

Leave blank for VirtueMart to assign a URL to this image.

Used Thumb URL

Leave blank for VirtueMart to assign a URL to this image.ROLE: Choose "displayable" to allow customers to view the image only, or "downloadable" if you want them to be able to download the image.

Storing Location/Type

Category is filled in for you.

Upload File

To upload an image from your computer, click the BROWSE Button and select it from your personal computer. Then choose whether to upload, replace existing image or replace the existing thumbnail image. Click the top right SAVE Button to upload. IMPORTANT: Image will not upload if you do not click the UPLOAD radio button.