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How to add products to a category in Magento

  1. From Magento Admin panel to Catalog→Manage Categories
  2. Choose Category
  3. Category Products
  4. Search for Product(s)
  5. Mark checkbox next to a product
  6. Save Category

Assuming you have done a great job creating categories, your next task has to be adding some products.

Categories that are empty will hardly do you and your store any good.

So let’s take a look at what is the easiest way to add products and save them to your category.

If you are logged in, navigate to Catalog and choose Manage Categories.

Here’s what you should see at this point:

Magento menu

Next screen will give you an overview of all your categories.

Click on the one that you want to add products to, and then navigate to the tab that says Category Products.

Category products overview

As you can see, we don’t have any products in this category at this point.

That is why it is really important to take a look at the dropdown menu on the right side, where it says Any.

That particular small dropdown menu offers us a possibility:

  • to search and list all the products in the store, if marked “Any”
  • to search the products within selected category, if marked “Yes”

That means that if, like in our case, we want to add existing products to our category, we first need to find them in our store.

That is why we will choose Any from the dropdown menu.

Next, we will enter our SKU number in order to find a product and click Search.

It looks like this:

Searching for products in Magento

Our product will be listed, and now all we need to do is mark the checkbox next to a product name to add it to our category.

Take a look:

Adding products to Magento category

You can go ahead and follow the same procedure in order to add more products.

You can add as many products as you want, just make sure you locate Save Category button in the upper-right part of the screen and save all of your changes after you’re done adding products.

Now you’re prepared to add amazing products to your store and present them to your customers!

Well done!