How to add or edit categories of a product with WooCommerce

LOGIN:

Log in to your WP Admin panel.

(Use primary domain for multisite admin.)

yourprimarydomainname/admin

log in to admin panel
GO TO PRODUCTS LIST:

Navigate to “Products” from the admin menu.

Your will now see the list of products in your shop.

There are 2 ways to edit a product from here:

A. From the “Quick Edit” function from the products list;

B. From the individual product page editor.

A. Changing the category/categories of a product from the “Quick Edit” function from the products list

This is a quick option for changing the categories on one product at a time, or a few products if they all fall under the same search result.

STEP 1:

Navigate to Products.

STEP 2:

Use the search bar to refine the product list.

search products list

STEP 3:

From the returned product list, hover over the product title of the one you wish to edit.

More options will appear. Click on “Quick Edit”.

quick edit

STEP 4:

Select/de-select the relevant categories. Then click “Update”.

update categories

NOTE – Changing multiple products at once:

To change more than one product from your returned search, select the relevant products using the check boxes.

Select “Edit” from the drop-down option. Then click “Apply”.

edit multiple products

You can now select/de-select the relevant categories.

Then click “Update”.

NOTE (IF USING CACHING PLUGIN ON WEBSITE):

When you have finished, remember to clear the cache. This will make help search engines to index the new changes as well as helping recent visitors’ browsers to load the page with all the changes to date.

B. Changing the category group/s of a product from the individual product page editor

This is a slower option that allows you to understand all of the information on the product page.

STEP 1:

i) Navigate to the product from the front end, then click on “Edit Product” in the editing bar.

edit product

 

OR

ii) Navigate to Products from the back end.

products

Use the search bar to refine the product list.

From the returned product list, click on the title of the product your wish to edit.

edit product by clicking on title

 

STEP 2:

Scroll down and select/de-select the relevant categories from the “Product categories” box.

edit categories

 

STEP 3:

Scroll back up and save your changes by clicking “Update” in the “Publish” box.

update changes

 

NOTE (IF USING CACHING PLUGIN):

When you have finished, remember to clear the cache. This will make help search engines to index the new changes as well as helping recent visitors’ browsers to load the page with all the changes to date.