Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

Add a simple category menu

On Handmade In Europe the categories have already been pre-defined so in the future we can automate a search on categories, and have these shown in different site sections.

In case you have different products you can make your own category menu appear on your shop page, this will work within your shop only, and will help your visitors to quickly find what they are looking for.

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

To start you need to be logged in to your site. If you visit your shop page click on the ‘Edit Page’ link at the top.

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

You will see a blanco page, with nothing in the text, your products are automatically generated and placed on the shop page, but cannot be accessed directly through editing this page. You can however enter text in this page like on any other page, and this will appear on top of your shop.
This is also a handy space for special announcements on promotions, or holidays etcetera.

To create a menu type your preferred categories, and to link these highlight the word, and click on the paperclip icon on top.

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

Now you need the correct link to enter. To get the links I opened a new window, visited my own shop, selected an item from the correct category and clicked on the category link.
Might be handy to prepare getting the links before you make the menu and save them in a separate note so you have them ready.

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

When you click on the link you’ll be directed to the correct category, and you should see all items in that category. Copy the full URL, and paste this in the step of screenshot 2.

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

Paste the link, and done!

Adding a simple category menu on your WooCommerce Shop page | Handmade In Europe tips & tricks

Menu in side-bar or as a drop-down

This is one way of adding a category menu for your customers which you can handle yourself as a site-owner on Handmade in Europe.
You can also make these into separate pages and add them as a drop-down menu (see Avedouda’s site), or add them in the side bar (See Tenderdecember).
We can even make you a separate category page to start with like on BHBKidstyle!
The shop owner permissions do not allow you to do this yourself, but we’ll be happy to do this for you, just contact us with your wishes, and we’ll help you out, with no additional costs for you!