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VirtueMart – Add Category, Edit Category, Delete Category

Setting up proper tree of VirtueMart categories is usually the task which store owners are engaged into right after the shopping cart is installed and when store needs to be fulfilled with entities. The reason is that creating well-structured list of categories contributes greatly to better data structuring and placement. This way it is possible to make your site navigation easier for you as store owner and for your shoppers.

Generally, big stores have massive category free with multilevel categories. It means that there are often main categories and subcategory(ies).

Store Manager for VirtueMart allows you to effortlessly manage your categories adding, modifying or deleting them.

With the application there is no need to switch to additional windows and open special forms to create or edit parent or subcategories. All the details can be viewed and edited in the left bottom corner.

In the Categories menu you will see 2 buttons to create main parent category and subcategories. If you need to create related category, select the one you would like to be parent and press corresponding button. You will see a few tabs available for categories creation and editing.

VirtueMart categories management
VirtueMart categories management


This section contains the information on general peculiarities of VirtueMart categories available at your store or the ones you are just trying to create. Here you can change/input the details that cover the aspects that provide ultimate data on categories. Namely, there you can view your category ID, check whether it is published and visible from the front-end and edit category name of necessary. Moreover, you can add some details like category position, move it to other location of category tree, selecting parent category. Additionally you can indicate meta information for better indexing of information by search engines.


Here you will be able to indicate category description in visual or HTML mode.


Click on the Images tab to upload a category image. You can select the image from Media files at Media Gallery among the ones which were already uploaded to your store or add one from your PC or using URL to picture. If you select the action to create new Media, you will be able to fill in all image-related information, upload main category picture and its thumbnail.

Creating new or updating existing category, do not forget to press “Apply” button for the changes to be saved and lot to be lost.

In case you need for some reason to remove category (lets say when you are not selling some group of products any more), you can do it by simply selecting appropriate action from the toolbar. You can select among the few actions offered:

VirtueMart categories management
VirtueMart categories management
  • Quick delete - delete categories, but keep the products that belong to them.
  • Safe delete - remove categories and those products which belong only to those categories and not to any other
  • Normal delete - eliminate selected categories along with all products in them.

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By Maria Kvasnytska

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