If you are facing any problem while creating categories, here are the simple steps for you. You can add a top level category or create a hierarchy adding subcategories to the top level categories. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a new category in PrestaShop 1.6.

These are the simple looks the following way:

1. Simply Log into your PrestaShop admin panel and navigate to Catalog -> Categories:




2. Click on the “Add New Category” button in the top right area:




3. Open the form for adding a new category and fill in all the required information: –



4. Fill this category form, here are the basic fields as you can see here: –


Important SEO factors that we should consider while uploading

Meta title –  The title that will appear on the search engines when a request is made by a customer
Meta description – A presentation of your category in just a few lines, intended to capture a customer’s interest. This description of your category which will appear in the search engine results.
Meta Keywords – Keywords that you must define in order to have your site referenced by search engines. You can enter several of them, separated by commas, as well as expressions, which must be indicated in quotation marks.

Friendly URL – this is a required field which gives an opportunity to assign the desired web address to your category.
If you leave the field empty, Prestashop will automatically use the category name for the friendly URL.
In case you want to insert your own URL, use lowercase letters and separate the words with hyphens.
Don’t type the complete store URL name but just the category name, as the domain name is automatically added to the category URL.

Group access –. Restricts access to the category and its products to certain shoppers. To see these categories, your shoppers must belong to a user group. Check out the “Groups” page in the “Customers” menu for more information.

This above content is taken from Prestashop help, you can further read on Prestashop website.