How to Create a Product Category in VirtueMart 3

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a Product Category in VirtueMart 3 (vm3). Product Categories help you organize your VirtueMart store, by grouping related products together. After creating the category, you can begin adding products.

Creating a New Category

  1. Login to the Joomla Admin Dashboard.
  2. In the navigation menu, roll your mouse over Components–>VirtueMart–>Prducts.
    Navigating to vm3

  3. On the left menu, click Product Categories, then the New button.
    vm3 Product Category setup

  4. You will then be on the General Informations page, fill in the fields as needed. Below is a brief description of the available options.
    Category NameEnter a name for the new category you are creating.
    PublishedSelect Yes to add this category to your VirtueMart 3 store, otherwise it will only be visible in the Administration panel.
    Sef AliasEnter a search engine friendly name for this category. What you enter here will be seen in the URL of the page, for example if you enter ‘shirts’ the address for this category will be:

    DescriptionFill in some information here regarding the category you are creating.
  5. Click the Save & Close button to create the new product category. You will then see the new Product Category listed.
    Setting up a new Product Category in vm3

Congratulations, now you know how to create a new product category in VirtueMart 3! In the next guide we will show you how to Add a new Product in VirtueMart 3.

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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2 thoughts on “How to Create a Product Category in VirtueMart 3

  1. Hi,


    I have followed your useful instructions, but the new SEF I added doesn’t appear in the URL.

    I have cleared the site cache, but it made no difference. Any ideas?



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