Product Management in Admin

Adding, Editing, Deleting, Moving and Copying Products

Product Types and Product Fields

The fields that are shown on the product adding/editing page in admin depend on the product type. In these examples, we’ll assume the product type is Product - General. This is the most common (and default) product type.

Adding a Product

Adding a product allows you to set all the product fields available to that product type. Adding is done on the product add/edit screen.

For more information, see the product FAQs.

When you add a product, the product’s master category is set to the category in which you are adding the product.

Editing a Product

Editing a product is also done from the product add/edit screen.

This screen shows you the master category id value for a product, which tells you the category the product is in.

Master Category for a product

If the product is a linked product it will have other category associations, which can be managed in the Products to Categories page.

Deleting a Product

Deleting a product removes it from the catalog entirely. Deleting a product is done from the Categories/Products screen using the trash can icon.

Deleting a product

Moving a Product

Moving a product changes its master category so it appears in another place. Moving a product is done from the Categories/Products screen using the purple M icon.

Moving a product

Copying a Product

Copying a product can be used to create a duplicate of the original product or create a linked product. Copying a product is done from the Categories/Products screen using the blue C icon.

Copying a product

The Multiple Categories Link Manager button takes you to the Products to Categories page with the product already selected.

Product Meta Tags

See Products Meta Tags Editor.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified September 27, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (2fe2f54).