How to Create a New Root Category in Magento 2

Root Category in Magento 2

Creating a New Category in Magento 2 allows you to create as many Root Categories with different structures, different stores and different views as needed, but there is only one Root Category that is applied for your store at a time. We will explain how to create a Root Category in Magento 2.

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Magento Support: Creating Categories

Creating Categories in Magento

Before you add products to your catalog, you must first establish the basic category structure of your catalog. Every product in your catalog must be assigned to at least one category.

When working in the Admin, the category structure is like an upside-down tree, with the root at the top. Each section of the tree can be expanded and collapsed. Any disabled or hidden categories are grayed out. Continue reading Magento Support: Creating Categories

Magento Support: Modifying Categories

Modifying Categories in Magento

After a category is established, it can be edited, moved to another position in the category tree, or deleted from the catalog. However, if your catalog is live, you should consider how the change might impact any existing links to products in the category. Continue reading Magento Support: Modifying Categories

Magento Support: Root Categories

Root Categories in Magento

The category structure is like an upside-down tree, with the root on top. All categories in your catalog are nested below the root. Because the root category is the highest level of the catalog, your store can have only one root category active at a time. Continue reading Magento Support: Root Categories

Magento Support: Hidden Categories

Hidden Categories in Magento

There are many ways to use hidden categories. You might want to create additional category levels for your own internal purposes, but show only the higher-level categories to your customers. Or, you might want to link to a category that is not included in the navigation menu. Continue reading Magento Support: Hidden Categories

Magento Support: General Information about Categories

General Information about Categories in Magento

On the General Information tab, complete the basic information about the category you are creating or editing. You can enter keywords to improve the way the category is indexed by search engines, create a URL key for the category, and activate or deactivate the category. Continue reading Magento Support: General Information about Categories

Magento Support: Display Settings in Categories

Display Settings in Categories for Magento

The Display Settings determine which content elements appear on a category page and the order that products are listed. You can enable CMS blocks, set the anchor status of the category, and manage sorting options from this page. Continue reading Magento Support: Display Settings in Categories

Magento Support: Custom Design in Categories

Custom Design in Categories for Magento

The Custom Design tab gives you control over the look and feel of a category and all assigned product pages, including the content blocks and page layout. You can customize a category page its assigned products for a promotion or to differentiate the category from others and increase sales. For example, you might develop distinctive design for a brand or special line of products. Continue reading Magento Support: Custom Design in Categories