Swell features product categories which organizes items based on different traits.

You can access the categories page by opening the “Products” dropdown from the Swell sidebar and clicking “Categories.”

How to create a category

You can create as many product categories as you need for your Swell store by following the below steps.

Step 1: Click the “Create category” button

Begin by clicking the create category button, which will look the image below if you have not created any categories yet.

Step 2: Set a name and products

On the next page, give your category a name that describes the products that will be listed under the category. 

You can choose which products will be included by typing in their name and selecting them from the list that appears.

Step 3 (Optional): Add a description

If you wish to add a description to elaborate on what the category includes, you can do so from the “Description” text field. 

The toolbar allows you to bold, italicize, and underline text, along with other options like adding tables and video. 

Step 4: Upload an image

A category image will appear on your Swell storefront if users visit a page where the categories are listed. You can change this image by clicking the “Upload image” button and selecting a file from your computer.

Step 6: Set the slug and parent category

The category slug is the URL and should ideally contain a keyword or descriptive phrase. This is to ensure both search engines and users understand what the category is.

You can also set a parent category below the URL slug.

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