This is a step-by-step guide to creating an online store selling different categories of products.
This method is perfect for those who sell lots of different products, so it makes sense to divide them into categories, publishing each category on a separate page.
Let's use an example. We will create a homewares shop selling four types of products: furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories.
How to assign sections when adding products using Product Catalog
1. Add products to the Product Catalog
Add any block containing product cards from the "Store" category. For example, ST305N.
Open the Content panel of the block, then go to the Product Catalog and select a set of products you would like to display in this block.
Important note: If you have previously added products manually using the Content panel of the block, you can transfer them to the Product Catalog by clicking "Copy products to the catalog" in the Content panel.
Go to the Product Catalog. You will see a full list of products on your website. A a product by clicking "Add product" button in the upper right corner.
2. Add Store Categories
Add categories by clicking the "Store categories" button on top.
Create product categories that will be used in your online store.
3. Display products in the block on the web page
Open the Content panel of the block with product cards and select a category that will be displayed in the block.
After that, this section will be shown on the published page. If you select the entire catalog to be displayed, a list of all sections will be shown at the top of the block.
If there are too many products in each section, you can create a separate page for each section, add a block with product cards, and assign a section to be displayed. To simplify navigation, you can link the sections by linking them in your menu or in a block with tiles from the "Tile & Link" category.
How to assign sections when adding products in the Content panel of a block
1. Create separate pages for each category and add a URL link for each page
Let's create five pages: a homepage and four pages with product categories. There is no need to fill in the URL for the homepage, simply set it as Home Page in Site Settings. Create page URLs for the other pages, for example: /furniture, /light, /textile, /accessories.
2. Create a navigation bar to redirect customers to a category page
The way you have to set up your navigation bar depends on your website's design. You will find the most suitable blocks in the "Tile & Link" category.
We will use a TE110 block. Add it to the page, upload images for each product card in the Content panel of the block, name each category, and assign individual links to each product page–the ones we have added to the previous step.
A clickable tile featuring images and category titles will appear on the home page. Your website visitors can now access category pages by clicking these tiles.