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How to edit categories in Magento (change name, description)

  1. From Magento Admin panel to Catalog→Manage Categories
  2. Choose Category
  3. Edit
  4. Save Category
  5. Click "Save Category" button

If you need to edit your category, its information or content for whatever reason, here’s a short tutorial on how to do so.

As always our starting point is Magento Admin Panel, from where you should navigate to Catalog and then choose Manage Categories from the dropdown menu.

Take a look at the screenshot:

Magento menu

Next screen will show all of your existing categories on your left-hand side.

At this point, you should choose the category that you wish to edit from the category tree.

Click to mark the category, and you will see its information on the right-hand side of the screen.

Now, the only thing left for you to do is choosing what you wish to edit.

You can change category’s name, description, or images.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we changed the category’s name (we renamed it from Panda home decor to Panda home decor and furniture), and description.

We also changed the category’s URL, since we changed our category’s name.

You can make changes to your URL if you scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Take a look:

Editing Magento category title and description

Of course, you can easily change both Display Settings or Custom Design by choosing one of those tabs.

Change the category layout or determine new dates when the category will be active.

When you’re happy with how your updated category looks – click Save Category orange button in the upper-right part of the screen, and wait for the famous green notification that will confirm the editing to be a complete success!

Well done!