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What Are Methods of Assigning VirtueMart Products to Categories?

Neatly developed VirtueMart catalog deserves a great deal of any store owners attention, as it enables quick customer access to VirtueMart products and information associated to them. VirtueMart categories, in their turn, are inalienable components of store catalog as they allow to organize entities into logical groups.

It follows from this that VirtueMart categories arranging is one of top-notch tasks you have to perform to maintain fluent and profitable web store development. Store Manager for VirtueMart solution gives you an exceptional possibility to develop up-to-date store content and give value to your web store, allowing to handle vast amount of VirtueMart products and categories.

What instruments for VirtueMart categories and products arranging does Store Manager application possess and how to assign VirtueMart products to different categories within minimum time?

Drag and Drop VirtueMart Categories

This is very convenient and fast technique of VirtueMart products replacing from one category to another. You have to accomplish the following operations - go to the category, you need to replace products from; select necessary items using the combination of hotkeys; move the products chosen to target category. You will derive the window with options, depending on which products will be moved between the categories. It’s possible to assign VirtueMart product to another category without removing it from current one or shift an item to target category removing from that it’s placed at the moment.

In case you have uncategorized VirtueMart products, use “Show products without category” filter option to deliver them listed and use drag-and-drop to assign them to necessary category/ies.

VirtueMart categories
VirtueMart categories

Use Assign Category(ies) Option

One more way to assign entities to required categories is to use corresponding functionality from products toolbar. Select certain products from VirtueMart catalog and press the button on toolbar. You will get dialog box with store categories list. Your task is to check boxes for categories you need to place products to. Automatically you will get chosen products listed in categories indicated. This is practical and fast way of moving store products between categories.

VirtueMart categories
VirtueMart categories

Import VirtueMart categories along with products

VirtueMart import is workable medium for uploading VirtueMart products to target category or categories in no time. You can create category or categories manually and enrich it/them with VirtueMart entities importing data from file.

It’s also possible to upload products together with categories via Store Manager import wizard. First of all, pay attention to file structure - product category path should be specified in separate column of the file you are uploading. At times, this column is not included in the file what can cause some inconveniences. Store Manager surpasses import troubles, as you can input values or create rules on certain stage of data appending via import wizard.

Customize your VirtueMart catalog structure - group items into appropriate categories and develop hierarchical store category tree with Store Manager for VirtueMart and its toolkits.

Find details on Store Manager for VirtueMart function capabilities - http://virtuemart-manager.com

By Ira Svedovetska

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