How to Manage Product Categories in Easy Digital Downloads

Posted OnNov 9, 2014     CategoryE-commerce     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the Easy Digital Downloads plugin we will take a look at Categories.

Categories are a convenient way to organize your Easy Digital Downloads products. You can have parent and child categories making a hierarchical arrangement of your products possible. You can also assign these products to multiple categories.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to Downloads -> Categories.


To add a new Category, complete the fields as shown below.

A. Add New Category In this text box, enter a unique name for the Category.
B. Slug The Slug is the URL-friendly version of the Category name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens. If no Slug name is entered when the Category is added, one will be automatically assigned.
C. Parent In the dropdown list, you can assign the new category to be a sub-category of a parent category. For this example, None was selected.
D. Description In this text area, enter a description for the Category.
E. Add New Category Button Click the button to add the new Category.
F. Category List Once the Category has been added, it will be displayed in the Category List area shown below.

To edit, delete or view a Category, mouse-over any Category name to display a sub-menu. Click the appropriate hyperlink.


You can also perform a Bulk Delete on Categories by placing check marks in the check boxes of the appropriate Categories, OR, placing a check mark in the Name heading check box (which selects all Categories), selecting Delete from the Bulk Actions dropdown list and clicking the Apply button.



If you have completed the fields as outlined above, the Categories area should now look like this:


The next step in the guide will focus on How to Manage Product Tags in Easy Digital Downloads.


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