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How to delete a category in Magento

  1. From Magento Admin panel to Catalog→Manage Categories
  2. Mark Category
  3. In the top right corner click "Delete Category"
  4. Confirm by clicking OK

Moving on in our Catalog tutorials, here’s one to show you how to remove a category from Magento.

We will start in the Admin Panel and navigate to Catalog and then choose Manage Categories. (see the screenshot)

Magento menu

Clicking on Manage Categories will lead you to a new screen, and you will be able to see the category tree with all of your categories listed.

Now, all you have to do is to choose a category that you want to delete.

You can do so by clicking its name.

This is how it looks:

Editing Magento category title and description

Once you have marked your category, a new screen will appear showing you all the information about the selected category.

You don’t need to deal with this now since all we want to do is to completely remove it.

Instead, you should locate red button in the upper-right part of the screen that says Delete Category and click on it. (see the screenshot below)

Deleting Magento category
You will be asked to confirm your action.. (click on the image below for better overview)

Deleting Magento category
Remember, always think twice before deleting something like your product category.

If you are hasty and accidentally delete something you need, it will take some time to restore everything.

You can easily avoid losing nerves and spending time doing additional work when all can be prevented by focusing and double checking your steps.

We hope that what we have shown you helped and you’re all ready now!

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