This section describes the concepts of categories.


Categories are used to structure the products of the shop.

Every category can have either one or no parent category. In this way the category tree is built, which serves as the essential navigation of the shop. If a category has no parent category, it is considered a top level category.

Every category can have an arbitrary amount of products and/or sub categories. What of these are displayed depends on the selected template. How these are displayed depends on several format information of a category.

Each category can have several assigned portlets. By default the portlets are inherited from the parent category or from the shop preferences (in case of top level categories). This can be blocked per slot.

In addition a static block can be assigned to a category, which is displayed on top of the category page.

Please see the description of the Category Management Interface in order to see more details of the information categories provide.