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How to create and group or nest categories for your FOJ Classified Ads


Classifieds ads are categorized. So you need to create and manage categories for classified ads. Your site users may then choose those categories for their classified ads when they are posting classified ads. You may need to put your categories into groups or nest them. Putting your categories into groups or nesting them means, grouping some categories under other categories.

How to group a category under another category

In the example below, Mango & Orange are grouped or nested under the category "Fruits" and Shirt & Shoe are nested under the category, "Clothing". Suppose that you want to group or nest your categories as in the example below, you may follow the guide below:

  • Fruits
    • Mango,
    • Orange,
  • Clothing
    • Shirt,
    • Shoe,
  1. Take Fruits, Mango and Orange for example.
  2. You may create "Fruits" as category first.
  3. Next, you may create "Mango" as category but during the creation of the category, you may select "Fruits" as its Parent Category.
  4. Similarly, you may create "Orange" as category but during the creation of the category, you may select "Fruits" again as its Parent Category.
  5. In brief: if you select "Fruits" as parent category for both Mango and Orange, the both Mango and Orange will be arranged under "Fruits" as indicated above.

  6. Similarly, regarding Clothing, Shirt, and Shoe, you may create "Clothing" as category first.
  7. Next you may create "Shirt" as category but select "Clothing" as its parent category.
  8. Then you may create "Shoe" as category but select "Clothing" as its parent category.
  9. In brief: if you select "Clothing" as the parent category for both Shirt and Shoe, then both Shirt and Shoe may be arranged under Clothing as indicated above.


How to create actual categories and group or nest them for your classified ads

  1. Log into the admin part of your site.
  2. Go to "The FOJ Classified Ads".
  3. Click on "Categories".
  4. A page may open where you may see a form and a list of existing categories.
  5. Supposing you are creating Fruits, Mango and Orange as categories with Fruit as the parent category, you may continue as follows:
  6. In the form, enter "Fruits" in the field labelled, "Name or Title",
  7. Since this is to be the topmost parent category, you do not need to select parent category for it. This time, ignore the form field labelled, "Parent Category".
  8. You may safely ignore all the other form fields and then click on the "Create Ad Category" button to create the parent category.
  9. After that, do for "Mango" as you did for the "Fruits". However, at the form field labelled, "Parent Category" select "Fruits" as the parent category.
  10. This means, at the field labelled "Name or Title", enter "Mango" and then at the form field labelled, "Parent Category" select "Fruits".
  11. Jump to the bottom of the page and click on "Create Ad Category" to create the category called, "Mango".
  12. To create the other category called "Orange", enter "Orange" at the field labelled, "Name" or Title" and then at the form field called, "Parent Category", select "Fruits" as the parent category.
  13. You may then go to the bottom of the page to click on "Create Ad Category".
  14. This is how you may create and group or nest all your other categories.


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