Categories/Products (Products Level)

Note: If you are looking for the Categories screen showing categories, please see this page.

If you are at a level where the Categories screen only shows products, you’ll see a table with a number of rows that will look something like this:

admin categories products

ID and Name

The first field on the left hand side is the numeric product ID.

Next to that is a field containing the product name, with an icon to the left of the name. The icon will open the category in the storefront (allowing you to check the appearance of images and text related to the product).

Status Icons

Under the Status column header, you’ll see an icon that is either red or green, with an optional yellow icon.

  • Red means the product is disabled
  • Green means the product is enabled
  • Yellow means the product is linked

Action Icons

There are a set of action icons on the right.

Admin Product Listing Icons

These icons allow you to perform the following actions:

Button Action
Pencil edit a product - update all the fields for a product
Trash Can delete a product - remove a product from the catalog
M move a product - change the product’s parent category
C copy a product - duplicate the product or create a linked product
A use the attributes controller
Dollar Sign use the products price manager
Asterisk use the meta tags editor.

Some of these icons change color depending on the product’s configuration:

Button Meaning
blue A Product has attributes
black A Product does not have attributes
orange star Product has custom meta tags
white star Product does not have custom meta tags
green dollar Product may be added to cart
white dollar Product may not be added to cart
dark green dollar Product has quantity discounts and may be added to cart (since Zen Cart 1.5.8)

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Last modified July 13, 2024 by Scott Wilson (d4fbc56).