On the General Information tab, complete the basic information about the category you are creating or editing. You can enter keywords to improve the way the category is indexed by search engines, create a URL key for the category, and activate or deactivate the category.
The URL Key is a relative path to the category, and is automatically generated when the category is saved. The URL Key must be all lower-case characters, with no spaces. As a best practice, each word is separated by a hyphen. If you edit the default URL key, a custom redirect is created automatically. A root category does not have a URL key.
If supported by your theme, a thumbnail image can be associated with each category and appear as part of the option in the main menu of the store.
The category image, if used, appears at the top of the category page, before the description and product list.
As an alternative, you can display a CMS static block in place of the description and image. (See Category Display Settings.)
The category page title appears in the browser tab and title bar. As a best practice, the title should be not more than twelve words in length, and should include a combination of primary and secondary keywords.
Keywords are used by some search engines. You can use a keyword search tool to identify high-value keywords that relate to your category. A general rule is to use no more than thirty keywords, or 180 characters. Avoid repeats, and empty words such as “a,” “an,” “or” and “that.”
Enter a description of the category, using approximately twenty-five words or 150 characters.
(Required) Determines if the category is included in the main menu. Options include:
To include this category in the top navigation, select “Yes.”