Modify existing categories

Modify an existing category

Any time you wish to edit a category, click the Edit button to the right of the category's name. If you have subcategories, click the arrow to expand the category and then click the Edit button to the right of the subcategory's name. You will be presented with a tabbed interface containing multiple sections of options and settings relating to the selected category.

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Category Organization List

Category configuration

Category

Field Option

Is Required?

Description

Publication Status

Required

This allows you to choose whether this category is visible to your customers.

Name

Required

This name is not only used to identify the category within Liftoff, but also define how it appears on category listings and elsewhere on your website.

Description

Optional

This is a brief description of your category. It is displayed on category landing pages and elsewhere on your site.

Category Image

Optional

If you would like to have an image associated with your category, you can either drag and drop the image here or you can click the box to open your file manager and select the image. Please note that only one image is supported, and it must be a web-ready image. For more information on images, see Site Images.

Subcategory List Display

Required

Select between either Grid or Text-only drop-down. Grid display will show your categories on the page vs text-only drop-down will display your categories as a selection in a drop-down box.

Subcategory Selection

Required

You can elect to load the subcategories in their own page or below the category.

Product List Display

Required

Use standard view only
By electing to view standard view only, your customers can choose their quantity and variant to add it to the cart.
Use bulk ordering view only
By electing to view bulk ordering only, your customers will have the ability to see all variants of that product in one list and enter the quantity for each variant and add them all to their cart at the same time.
Default to standard view; offer bulk ordering option.
By selecting this option, when a customer clicks on your product, they see options for ordering a select quantity of one variant to their cart at a time with the addition of a small "bulk ordering" button at the top of the product page to switch to the bulk view.
Default to bulk ordering; offer standard view option.
By selecting this option, when a customer clicks on your product, they see options to enter the quantity for all variants of that product and add them to cart all at once with the addition of a small "bulk ordering" button at the top of the product page to switch to the standard view.

Landing Page

Field Option

Is Required?

Description

URL Path

Required

This is the direct path for this specific product. This field will already be filled out, however if you wish to modify it, simply type in any changes. This field can be alphanumeric and must contain dashes in place of spaces.

Page Title

Required

This is how your website is displayed on browser tabs and on search engine results. This field will already be filled out, however if you wish to modify it, simply type in any changes. This field can be alphanumeric and contain special characters.

Page Text

Optional

This is where you will enter in any information that you want to be displayed on the website for this product. There are basic formatting options along the top of the text box to assist you in defining how you want your text or information displayed. For those with HTML experience, it is possible to view and edit the HTML source page by clicking the Source button at the top of the text box.

Meta Description

Optional

This is for SEO purposes. The maximum length is 250 characters, although most search engines truncate this value to 150-160 characters.

Meta Keywords

Optional

This is for SEO purposes. Separate each keyword with a comma.

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SEO Services

While Liftoff provides SEO friendly markup and features, we do not offer SEO services, nor make any claims or warrants regarding the effectiveness of their use. If you require SEO services, we recommend that you seek out a third-party provider.

Products

This is where you can select to add products to this category. Simply select your product from the drop-down menu to automatically add it. If you need to remove a product from this category, click the Remove button.

Access

If you wish to make a category only visible to users with certain roles, check the box for the corresponding role. If no roles are selected, this product will be visible to all customers on your site.

Additionally, you can check the box to apply visibility to all subcategories of this category.

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Subcategory Visibility

If you assign a role to a subcategory and that user's role is not assigned to the parent category, it will not be visible.

Organize Categories

You can arrange categories in a specific order by dragging them one at a time in the order you prefer, or you can create a subcategory by holding the shift button on your keyboard and dragging it on top of an existing category. It is possible to have as many subcategories as you'd like. To create multiple subcategories, continue to shift + drag and drop your subcategories on top of the other subcategory.

Make sure to click the Save button when you are finished.

Delete Categories

To delete categories or subcategories, click the Delete button to the right of category or subcategory. You can delete these regardless of whether you have products assigned to them. Deleting a category will not delete the actual product, but if a product is not assigned to another category, it will no longer be visible.