Content

As you can see, the Content tab is where you enter information describing the category that you are adding. It is also where any images are uploaded, where the mode of the category is decided, what the parent category will be, and in what form with the category be visible. Below are the parameters that are only necessary if you are adding a new category page.

In this guide, we will walk you through all of the steps necessary to add a new category to your Loaded 7 store. Here is some information and items that you may need to have ready before you create your new category:

  • An image file to represent the category
  • A name picked out for the category
  • An idea as to whether this is a parent category or a sub-category to be placed inside of a parent category and which parent category it will be placed in.
  • A text content to be inserted and edited in the Content Editor.
  • A list of Meta tags, or keywords for search engines.
  • Which mode will the category be in, Category, Page, Link-to or Custom Link.
  • Whether the category will be active now, or later.
  • What type of visibility you want the category to have.

Category Pages

Categories Links in Loaded 7 are manageable options that take you to Category, Product or Information pages and Links throughout the site. Managing these features allows you to determine where and how products and information are inventoried and displayed to the customer. Categories can be arranged inside of parent or sub categories and so on, as you see fit in the management of your store.

Using Figure 1 as a guide, you’ll notice that there are 6 columns on the page:

  • Categories-titles of all content created within Loaded 7.

  • Status-whether certain content is active within your site.

  • Visibility-determines at what visibility level certain content.

  • Mode-the mode or type of content.

  • Sort Order-how content shows up on this list.

  • Action-here you can Edit, Move or Delete existing content.

Figure 1 - Category Pages Admin List Screen
Figure 1 – Category Pages Admin List Screen

When creating or editing categories you will choose one of four types of content or Modes supported by Loaded 7, as in (figure 2):

  • Category-management of store products under categories for organization.

  • Page-for text based information of a product.

  • Link To’s-links that are preloaded and supported by Loaded 7.

  • Custom Link-links that you can create and manage in addition to supported Links.

Figure 2 - Category Pages Modes Menu
Figure 2 – Category Pages Modes Menu

If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you’ll see the ‘With Selected’ box (Figure 3).  Selecting any item and this box allows you to quickly Move or Delete that item.
Figure 3 - Category Pages With Selected Menu
Figure 3 – Category Pages With Selected Menu

When you purchase and install Loaded 7 into your web server, you will notice that Loaded 7 comes preloaded* with sample content to help you understand the information necessary to create, edit and properly manage the content of your online store. Those examples appear in the Categories column in Figure 4, and are the following:

  • Women
  • Men
  • Specials
  • New Products
  • Information
  • Loaded 7
  • Why Our Products are Better
Figure 4 - Category Pages
Figure 4 – Category Pages
*You can choose to include or not include this sample content when installing your store. That way, for any test stores you might want to install you can leave the content in and for your actual store, you can leave the content out.

Add/Edit Category

Being able to add or edit categories beyond the example categories is essential to keeping your store organized. That is why we have made the process of adding or editing categories as painless as possible by grouping the minimum necessary information together. Here is how you can add a new category:

1. Starting with the Category Page under Content, click on the New Category button in the top middle of the page as in Figure 1.
Figure 1 - Add New Category Button
Figure 1 – Add New Category Button
2. You will be brought to the New Category Page as in Figure 2.
Figure 2 - New Category Page
Figure 2 – New Category Page
Using Figure 2 as a guide, you can see that information is grouped and entered into three sections or tabs. These tabs are:

  • Content – where descriptive information about the category is entered.
  • Data – information entered here helps Loaded 7 process your category request.
  • Relationships – allows you to select which categories the new category will be assigned.

Edit

You can edit your categories by clicking the content tab and making your changes in the appropriate places.

Content

We will walk you through adding content to your new category.

  1. We will start by uploading the image that will represent the category you are adding to your online store. Either drag the image file from your file manager to the area labeled Drag and Drop, or click the Upload a File button and Loaded 7 will access your file manager so you may select the correct image file. When you select Open, a preview of the image file will appear so you may be certain that you have selected the right one.

  2. Add the category Title, this can be a full length title. You can use up to 26 characters and spaces.

  3. Add the category Nick, the shortened form of the title that will appear in the menu listing. There is enough room 21 characters and spaces.

  4. Add the listing blurb, where a short sentence describing the category will appear.

  5. Add meta keywords for search engine optimization.

Data

To add Product Data, select the Data tab. You will see this page, as in Figure 6. Here you will enter information into the following fields:

  • Model – the manufacturer’s model number for the product.

  • MSRP – manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

  • Inventory Control – allows you to choose between adding a simple product with no variants or a multi-SKU product with variants.

  • Tax Settings – to set the tax group that the product is in, and the base price with tax.

  • Management Settings – an unsupported feature of Loaded 7.

Relationships

This section lets you select which product category the product will be available in within your store. You can manage product categories in Content.

After you have chosen the category(s) that your product should be in, select Save to confirm your add.

Move New Category

Moving categories from one parent category to another within Loaded 7 is very similar to Deleting Categories. The buttons are in the same general places and instead of deleting the item from the system, it is moved to the location you specify. There are two ways to move a category, just as with Delete a category.
Move Button
Here is how to move a category using the move button.

1. Hover your mouse over the ‘Move’ button in the row of the item you wish to move (Figure 1)
Figure 1 - Move Item Button
Figure 1 – Move Item Button
2. This dialog box will appear. (Figure 2)
Figure 2 - Move Category Dialog Box
Figure 2 – Move Category Dialog Box
3. You can select the category you are moving the item to with the drop menu, then click ‘Move’ to confirm your request. The item you wanted to move is now in the category you specified.
Move With Selected
Another way to move an item in Category Pages is to use the ‘With Selected’ option in the bottom left of the page. Here is how you can do this.
 1. Select the item you wish to move by clicking the radio button for the item (Figure 3)
Figure 3 - Select Radio Button
Figure 3 – Select Radio Button
2. Then open the ‘With Selected’ menu as in Figure 4.
Figure 4 - “With Selected” Menu
Figure 4 – “With Selected” Menu
3. When you select the Move option, this dialog box will open. (Figure 5). You will have to decide which category you are moving the item to, and then click ‘Move.’ Your item has been moved to the category you specified.
Figure 5 - Category Pages--Batch Move Dialog Box
Figure 5 – Batch Move Dialog Box

Delete New Category

As an example, we will delete the Category, Cats (Figure 1), since we have not added anything to it that will be affected. There are two methods, Delete Button and With Selected. We will show you both.

Figure 1 - Category Rows
Figure 1 – Category Rows

Delete Button

1. Simply hover your mouse over the Delete button and click it. (Figure 2)
Figure 2 - Delete Button
Figure 2 – Delete Button
2. You will see this dialog box pop up. (Figure 3)
Figure 3 - Delete Dialog Box
Figure 3 – Delete Dialog Box
3. Clicking Delete completes the delete action. (Figure 4)
Figure 4 - Delete Action
Figure 4 – Delete Action
Figure 4 shows the Delete Action dialog box. This confirms to you that the category you selected and any sub-categories assigned to it will be deleted.

Delete With Selected

You can also delete items in Category Pages using the radio buttons on the left of each row and the ‘With Selected’ option together. Here is how:

1. Use your mouse to select the radio button for the category item that you wish to delete. (Figure 5)
Figure 5 - Select Radio Button
Figure 5 – Select Radio Button
2. . Then select the ‘With Selected’ menu button at the bottom left of the page. (Figure 6)
Figure 6 - ‘With Selected’ Menu
Figure 6 – ‘With Selected’ Menu
3. When you select Delete from the ‘With Selected’ menu box, this dialog box appears. (Figure 7)
Figure 7 - Batch Delete Dialog Box
Figure 7 – Batch Delete Dialog Box
4. When you click Delete, the category and all sub-categories attached to it will be deleted.

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