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Changing the Display Order for Categories and Subcategories in OpenCart

Working with categories in OpenCart store, over some time you may need to reorganize the way they are listed. Setting sort order you can control how your categories are displayed. This way you can improve the site navigation for your customers as well as contribute to easier shop administering via back-end.


The following tutorial will show how to set the sort order for OpenCart categories and how it affects the menus.


Changing Sort Order in Category Tree

If you log in to your back-end, category list can be viewed and managed via Catalog -> Categories tab. There you will see all your categories and subcategories and a column for their sort order in the front of each category.



As you can see, the list shows you 20 categories per page, making it a little bit difficult to see the whole picture of how the category tree looks like. Thus it might be hard to look for related parent and subcategories belonging to them and define position for each.


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With Store Manager for OpenCart you can see the category list with parent and subcategories in one place. No need to wait for the browser pages to load. All the categories are smartly organized in one section, where you can easily see main categories and associated nested subcategories and their positions.



With the corresponding buttons of category menu, you can expand the list to see all the entities or collapse it to see only parent categories. This way you can first set sort order for parent OpenCart categories that are displayed in the main menu at the front-end and then indicate position for child OpenCart categories.


Categories Sorting Using Drag&Drop

In Store Manager for Opencart categories positions can be quickly changed with the help of drag&drop. This way you can reposition categories, moving them to any place of the category tree.


You can massively change location of multiple selected categories in the list. In such a way you can adjust categories levels easily, making child categories parent and vice versa. You can also change the order of the categories in the store by placing them between other ones.


Done! It’s as easy as that! The changes will be reflected at your site’s menus.



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