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How to move and delete a category in Magento 2

Move and delete a category in Magento 2 - Category is a group of products that have some features or attributes in common. In fact, after successfully setting up a category, online stores may need to make adjustments to categories due to different reasons. You can move it to another position or delete it completely from the catalog by taking a few simple steps on the backend. However, in case your catalog is live, first think about how the modification may influence existing links to products in the category.

For instance, if your product URLs contain the category path and you change the category, then existing links to products in the category will no longer work. How to prevent that? You can configure your catalog to produce automatic permanent redirect once the URL key changes with a view to keeping browsers and search engines informed of a page’s removal. In addition, URL Rewrite tool can be utilised to redirect traffic from an old URL to a new one. You can also create category rewrites by this quick tool.

You can move and delete a category in Magento 2 by taking the following steps:

3 Steps to move and delete a category in Magento 2

Step 1: Access the Category session

  • Log in to your admin account.
  • On the Admin sidebar, choose Products. Right under Catalog, click Categories.

Step 2: Move or delete a category

To relocate a category, do as follows:

relocate a category

  • Click on the category that you want to move with your left mouse button. In the example shown above, What’s New is being relocated.
  • Then, without releasing the button, drag it to the desired location and release the mouse button to drop it. Notice the dotted line which marks the new position of the category. As can be seen, What’s New is being moved right below Men and above Gear.

To remove a category, do as follows:

remove a category

  • Click on the category that you want to delete. In the example above, Training is the category chosen to be removed.
  • Go to the Delete button that appears next to the Save button. Tap Delete and click “OK” in the dialog box that asks you to confirm the deletion.

Step 3: Save the change (for moving a category only)

  • After completing moving a category, tap Save. Done!
  • Remember, deletions of categories are automatically saved, so you don’t need to take this step.

Only 3 steps and you can finish moving or deleting a category in your Magento 2 store. If not, please find further help by chatting with us or commenting below. The links below are other category related topics that we think you may love. See you in future posts!

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