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Blog Post Categories

Categories provide a useful way to group related posts together. Depending upon the settings and theme you have set up, categories can be displayed on the ‘Top Navigation Menu’ or bottom of posts. This page displays all your categories, subcategories, number of posts belonging to each category, status and set of options available for an admin. From this module, categories can be edited, added and deleted and can be organized hierarchically. Know what various actions can be performed by an admin:

Add Blog Post Category 

On the top right corner of listing, click on the three vertical dots icon and select the ‘Add Blog Post Category’ option. This will open ‘Blog Post Category Setup’ form where category related information needs to be added.

  1. General tab: This tab displays the following information to be added:
    • Category Identifier*: Define a category with a unique name. This is a mandatory field and cannot be left blank.
    • SEO Friendly URL: Enter SEO optimized url. Suggestions will be auto-refelected (grey color text)below the field.
    • Category Parent: The drop-down list displays previously added categories under which  a new category can be added as a sub-category. Select ‘Root Category’ option from the list if it’s a new blog category. 
    • Category Status: Define the status, Active or Inactive. Where the former showcases the category on the top navigation menu, the latter temporarily hides the category from the menu. 
    • Featured: Select checkbox ‘Featured’ post to keep a post on top of the front page of your blog. Otherwise, leave it empty.

  2. Language data tab: This tab displays the following information to be added:
    • Category Name: Enter a category name. In case it is left blank, category identifier name will be displayed at the store frontend. Click on ‘Update’ to save changes to selected language data. Please note that other displayed language tabs are dependent upon the number of languages enabled in a system.

Manage Blog Post Category 

  • Status : With the help of ‘Toggle Switch’ status can be marked as ‘Active’ or ‘Inactive’. Those marked ‘Active’ are represented with a set color as ‘Green’. Setting status to ‘Inactive’ will temporarily hide selected categories from the store frontend. 
  • Edit : It is possible to edit the information that has previously been added. Below the ‘Action’ header, click on the three vertical dots, select ‘Edit’ and change the name, parent category, status of the ‘Blog Post Category Setup’ form discussed above.
  • Delete : To remove a category from the listed category, select the ‘Delete’ option below the ‘Action’ header. Note: Deleting a category will not delete the posts associated with that category.
  • Search : On the top of the listing page, there is a search bar placed for easy navigation and quick sorting of categories listed. Type in the ‘Keyword’, click search and list will hide results you don’t want to see.