How to add products to categories

We observed that some merchants have difficulties in understanding how to add products to categories. Hence we felt the need to create this post.

Adding products to a category is very easy. You can add a product to multiple categories. For example if you have a category structure such as the following:

|___ Casual Shoes
|___ Corporate Shoes
|___ Athletic Shoes
|___Long Dresses
|___Short Dresses
|___Corporate Dresses

Lets say you want to insert a new Casual Shoe. In this case, it is strongly advised that you add the product to both the ‘Shoe’ category as well as the ‘Casual Shoes’ category.
Let us add a new product called ‘Black Loafers’. Go to ‘Catalog’->’Product’ and then click on the ‘Insert’ button. This will take you to the ‘Insert Product’ page. In the ‘Categories’ field, start typing the word Shoes.


A dropdown should appear, listing all the existing categories that match what you are typing. Click on the ‘Shoes’ dropdown to add it to your list. Next, start typing ‘Casual’. This should bring out the ‘Casual shoes’ category.


Clicking on it will add it to the category list for this product.


Now save the product. This product will now be visible on the ‘Shoes’ and ‘Casual Shoes’ categories.