2014-07-10
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How to Change Sort Order of PrestaShop Categories?

Having large product catalog, store owners, correspondingly, need to arrange them within multiple PrestaShop categories and subcategories of different levels. Categories, in their turn, should be logically positioned and if they have subcategories, the last are expected to be organized smartly as well. In other words, you, as a store owner are obliged to fulfill productive category management and control the way product categories will appear to customers at the front-end.


There occur various situations when you need to change category sort order. Sometimes you might need to rearrange existing categories, move them up or down in the category list. Naturally, this might be done on purpose to place certain products (these categories contain) on the first place, making them “closer” to customers. Suppose, you are going to sell new products what requires new categories to be created, and, moreover, you want to place them at the top or at the beginning of category list. To cut a long story short, efficient tool for category management is always in demand.


Store Manager for PrestaShop significantly enhances management of PrestaShop categories, adapts to different situations, lets easily adjust display order of the categories manually or manage them on a large scale and designate position for each in the process of import.


Move PrestaShop Categories Up and Down

Any category, you have, can be shifted up or down to necessary position within seconds thanks to corresponding functional capability Store Manager offers. You just need to put target category into focus and click on one of arrow icons disposed on the category toolbar depending on whether you need to move it up or down. For example, if selected categories is the 8th in the list and you need it to be the 10th, just click twice on Down Category Position button. Analogically you can move subcategories within one level to set necessary position for it.

Manually Designate Position for PrestaShop Categories

Sort order can be changed via edit category form. If you double click on necessary category or subcategory, there will appear special window where you can alter any category associated details, including category position.

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Resort to PrestaShop Import of Categories

Category sort order can be set with the help of PrestaShop import categories tool. It is convenient and beneficial especially if you have numerous categories and subcategories and need to alter position for them.

Categories are being imported via special category import wizard. It is important to correctly organize .csv file that will be uploaded in the process of PrestaShop import categories. To get the sample of properly organized file you can export existing categories via export wizard.

So, how should the file look like? If you need to change sort order for already existing categories, you should have in file category identifier (name or ID) and position indicated for each category or subcategory. Note, category name is actually full category path, for example Home|Zen Cart Products|ZenCart Services (will update Zen Cart Services subcategory or Home|Zen Cart Products|Zen Cart Management for Zen Cart Management subcategory).

If you plan to add new categories, you can designate position for them as well as add more details to .csv file, like category description, category access, image, etc.

Use Store Manager for PrestaShop, set PrestaShop categories order easily and make them displayed at the front-end in the way you like and need.


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