How to Create Categories in Shopify?

You can use product tags to create subcategories of products in Shopify. The navigation link to a subcategory has the format:


To create and display subcategories for your products, you need to:

Define your categories and subcategories

The example for this customization creates subcategories for two main categories of product (Women and Men.) Each main category will contain the following subcategories:

  • Tops
  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • Accessories.

Step 1  From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Navigation (or press G W N).

Step 2  Find the Main Menu and click Edit menu.

Main menu linklist

Step 3 Add links to your main categories of products, that is, links to your collections (for our example, Men and Women). Our Main Menu will look like this:

Add main links

Step 4 Return to the Navigation page and Add menu first for Men, then Women. Name the menu after the category name (the parent link) so that both match. Then, populate those menus with links to filtered collections. Using our same old example, the Women menu will look like this:


Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 Take a look at your drop-down menu on the Home page of your store.


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