Creating centrally managed categories

You can create categories on your central server that you can push down to all sites. Creating categories in this way is recommend as it will enable you to manage them centrally in the future.

Using central categories also ensures that when you push new products they will automatically appear in the correct category.

If you already have categories on your individual sites that haven't been created centrally, you can still create central categories for these and link the central category to the existing category on each site.

To create a centrally managed category, just navigate to the correct parent category in products on your central server and then press 'Add Category'.


Give the category a name.


Add or update any other details, such as tax rate, and then press the blue 'Push' button.


You will be prompted to confirm you want to push the category to all sites. Press the blue 'Push' button again.


Go to the Site management tab and you will see the category now exists on all sites.

On the site management tab you can change the parent category or the active flag on a site by site basis.



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