Magento Support: Modifying Categories

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After establishing a category, you can edit it, move it to another position in the category tree, or delete it 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. Therefore, we will discuss modifying categories in Magento.

Modifying Categories in Magento

For example, if your product URLs include the category path, and the category name is changed, any existing links to products in the category will be broken. To avoid this problem, you can configure your catalog to automatically create a permanent redirect if the URL key changes. You can also use the URL Rewrite tool to redirect traffic from an old URL to a new one.

To move a category:

  1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Categories.
  2. To move a category, simply drag-and-drop it to a new location. Category order changes will save automatically.

To delete a category:

  1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Categories.
  2. Then, click to select the category you want to delete.
    A deleted category cannot be restored. Therefore, make sure that you have selected the correct category before proceeding.
  3. Lastly, click the Delete Category button to save your changes.

Topics in the Category section include the following:

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