How to Delete a VirtueMart Product Category in Joomla 2.5

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Now that we’ve created our first product category, we can delete the test categories that were included with the sample data when we installed VirtueMart in Joomla 2.5. In our last tutorial we created the Operating Systems product category. As you can see in the screenshot below, the Hand Tools, Garden Tools, and Power Tools categories are still showing. To clean up our site, we will now delete these product categories.

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To delete categories in VirtueMart:

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, hover over Components and then click VirtueMart
  3. Click the Product Categories button
    click-product-categories
  4. Place a check box next to each product category you want to delete, and then click the Delete button in the top right menu
    check-categories-and-delete

    After you have deleted the categories, you will see a message that says, Product Category successfully deleted.

    When you refresh your online store, you will now see that the categories you deleted are no longer there.
    categories-are-no-longer-there

    As you can see in the screenshot above, even though we deleted their category, we still have sample products showing. In our next tutorial, we’ll show you how to delete products within VirtueMart for Joomla 2.5.

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