When a client browses your site he/she would like to quickly find targeted group of items to select the necessary one. That is why categorizing products greatly contributes to the navigation at your store, raising the chances that the client will find your products and place an order instead of getting frustrated from spending long time looking through page after page, product after product.
Why Might Your Have Products Not Linked to Any Category?
Your products simply won’t be accessible and visible to the client if you do not assign them to any category or subcategory from your category tree. How can this happen? Just think that your supplier has provided to you a huge listing with info to update your existing products as well as new arrivals. You simply haven’t noticed that some of them do not have categories indicated. After import you see the products in back-end, but not at the front end.
How to Find Products Without Category Indicated?
Now how to check what products are left without categories? There is no need to go through the product list, opening each item to check if category is there. To ease the task of missing relation to categories diagnosing, use Store Manager for PrestaShop. It has a very wide range of built-in and custom filters, using which it is possible to sort data on different parameters.
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So to perform the task you need to:
Step 1: Show all products
In Store Manager for PrestaShop set ready-made filter to ‘Show all grouped’. This way you will get the whole list of products available in your database. Other filters won’t suit in this situation, since they will show products with category already assigned.
Step 2: Enable Category Row in the Grid
Next enable Category column to be shown in product details list. For that you need to click small button at the corner of columns headings. In the drop-down you will see all the columns with information that can be shown there. Check the box in front of Category.
Step 3: Sort Goods by Category
As soon as category column is there, you can use it to filter products using it. Click on ‘Category’ heading and the products will be sorted in ascending or descending order. Correspondingly, products with no values for categories at all will be shown at the beginning or the end of the list.
Mass Assign Products to Categrories
Basically that’s it. Now you can assign products to categories. It is possible to do that massively, selecting these products and indicating where they should be placed in the corresponding tab of lower grid.
You can also export received list to CSV or Excel, input categories and import it back, applying changes in bulk.
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