Magento Open Source 2.1.x

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Before you add products to your catalog, you need to establish the basic categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. structure of your catalog. Every product must be assigned to at least one category. Categories are usually created in advance, before products are added to the catalog. However, you can also add categories “on the fly” while creating a product.

Category Tree
  • Controls



    Add Root Category

    Creates a new root category.

    Add Subcategory

    Adds a subcategory below the current category or subcategory.

    Collapse All / Expand All

    Either collapses or expands the category tree.


    Removes the current category or subcategory from the tree.


    Saves any changes made to the category.