How do I add several (but not all) categories to a page?

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How can I add several categories (from my online store) to each page? For example one page says 'paper and card' and I would like to add 'decoupage papers', 'cards and envelopes' and 'patterned papers' to this page with each having their own category. Problem is, it is only letting me choose either 1 category per page or 'all products' and I don't want products from my homeware site on the craft site! So confused!
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Hello Laura,

You can be confident that this can be achieved.

There are 2 ways that comes to mind and the selection of one or the other will depend on how you wish the display to appear on the page.

You mentioned that for this example you have 2 discrete categories:
  • paper and card

  • decoupage papers


If you would like to see these appear as 2 separate blocks on the one page then to effect this, drag an online widget to the page and populate it with paper and cards. Below (or above this) drag a second widget onto your page and add the category decoupage papers into its setup. This will give you both categories on the one page in separate sections(ie. not interspersed)

An alternative method would be to go into your product list and re-categorise the two current categories so that these 2 become sub-categories of a new category say: "decorative resources". After doing this, then add an online widget to your page and select the category: decorative resources of your setup. This will then create a page with 2 sub-headings:
  • paper and card

  • decoupage papers
and either of these can be exploded simply by a user selecting either of these.

There are other ways as well but I think this is a good start?

Please let me know if your vision is different to this and we can work further on this... and....Goodluck!
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Thank you for your answer, I am going to try using the separate blocks on my homeware site. I actually managed to do it with submenus on my crafting site. Many thanks again for your help!
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Hi Laura,

Very impressed that you have made your way around using sub-menus for your store. I really like using sub-menus for product display.

There is a greater design flexibility than by using the inbuilt tools. You just have to be prepared by good design planning and some relatively intense selection processes. It's also really good quality learning of the way to layout your store.