In this article, we will be showing on how to add Top, Sub and Sub-Sub Level categories manually via the admin.


If the preference is t to import categories via CSV file, please refer to the article down below:


How To Import A Top-Level & Sub-Level Category Structure Via CSV File


** For information about all of the fields within the Member Categories refer to this article: How To Add & Edit Member Categories 


How To Add Top-Level Categories


To add a top-level category, navigate to the Members --> Member Categories --> Click on "Add Top-Level Categories" button:



A module will appear, add the categories in the text area:




As the text above and the banner indicates, only put one category per line.


Click on the "Save Top-Level Categories" button and the new top level categories will be created on the fly.



As it can be seen on the image above, category URLs created on the fly as well. Feel free to edit them later on.




How To Add Sub and Sub-Sub Level Categories


To add a sub or sub-sub level category, navigate to Members --> Member Categories --> Click on "Add Sub-Level Categories" button:




The "Add Sub-Level Categories" screen will pop-up:




If adding a Sub-Level Category - specify a parent element:

 


As the text above indicates, only put one category per line.


Clicking on "Save Sub-Level Categories" button will create these categories on the fly:



As can be seen in the image above, category URLs created on the fly as well. Feel free to edit them later on.


If adding a Sub-Sub Level Category - specify a sub parent element as highlighted down below:




As the text above indicates, only put one category per line:




Clicking on "Save Sub-Level Categories" will create these categories on the fly:




As can be seen in the image above, category URLs created on the fly as well. Feel free to edit them later on.




A quick note on deleting a Top or Sub Level Category:


Deleting Top or Sub Level categories can have unforeseen consequences if the Top-Level category has Sub Level categories associated under it, or if members have already selected this Top-Level category on their profile. The same would apply to Sub Level categories which are being deleted


To avoid these potential issues, our team has implemented a fail-safe which will check for these potential circumstances and will alert the admin.




  • If The Top or Sub Level category has members under it, it will prompt to move those members to a different category.

  • If The Top Level category has sub-level categories under it, it will prompt to move those Sub Level categories to a different Top-Level category.

  • If The Top Level category has both members and subcategories, it should prompt to move both the members and subcategories to a different Top-Level category.

  • In the event that the category being removed is a Sub Sub Level category, the system will allow the option to move this category under a new parent Sub-level category.