Delete an Ecommerce Product Category in the Administration Panel

Describes how to permanently delete an ecommerce product category in the GateWay Administration Panel.

Type

How to

Audience

GateWay Administrator

Products

GateWay Administration Panel, ecommerce

Context

Delete a product category when you no longer sell or rent that product category on your ecommerce website.  

When you delete a category that has sub-categories associated with it, the sub-categories are are not deleted, but does not appear on the ecommerce website until the sub-category is associated with an existing category again.  

Similarly, attributes associated with a deleted category are not deleted, but no longer appear on the ecommerce website as search filter options. 

Before You Begin

Required: Valid GateWay account, valid login credentials and access permissions, existing product category

Steps

To delete a product category, do the following:

  1. In the Administration Panel header menu, navigate to Category > View Category
    The View Category page opens in the main area
  2. Locate the category you need to delete and click Delete
    The Confirm Delete popup opens
  3. Click Delete
    The category is permanently deleted and no longer appears in the list of categories, or on your ecommerce website
    Any sub-categories associated with the category no longer appear on the ecommerce website
    Any attributes associated with the category no longer appear on the ecommerce website

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