07. Product Categories: Edit

This page is used to add a new or edit an existing Category of product. Categories are used to group similar products that share common properties. First you need to create at least one category before adding a new product.

To create a new category, click on "New". To edit an existing Category, click on the title From the list of Categories.

Form Fields

Title: This is the title or name of the category.

Alias: The Alias will be used as part of the URL. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value Title in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces.

1. Category Tab

Description: You can add information about the category here.

2. Options Tab

Download Products Path: This is used for downloadable products only. Enter the path where you will store your digital files for products under this category.

Labels: You can change the labels or headings of different product information displayed at the frontend.

3. Custom Fields Tab

You can add custom fields for your products that belong to this category.

Type: Select the type of custom field. For example: Text, List, Radio

Name: Enter the name for the custom field.

Label: Enter the label for the custom field.

Options: Depending on the type of field, you can enter additional options.

4. Pricing Tab

Here, you can set smart pricing or discounts at the category level. This pricing is applied to all the products that belong to this category unless you specify smart pricing at the product level.

Type: Select the discount type - Quantity, User Group, Start date, End date, Discount Code

Value / Date: Depending upon the discount type, enter the value or date.

Percentage Discount: Enable it to enter discount as percentage.

Discount: Enter discount percentage or absolute discount.

Message: Enter the optional message that is displayed on the product view. For example: Introductory Festive Offer.

5. Media Tab

Image: Here, you can add the main image of the category.