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Create a manual collection

On ShopBase, you can create a collection and select each item to be included in the collection manually. This gives you extensive control over which items are included in the collection. However, if the collection has too many items, manual handling takes a lot of time. You can also refer to this article on how to create automatic collections. In this article, we will show you how to create manual collections.

Step by Step Tutorial

From your ShopBase admin, go to Products > Collections and click on Create collection.

You will be directed to Create collection page.

In which:

Title: Enter a name of the collection.
Description: Write the collection description.
Collection type: select Manual to manually pick the products in the collection.
Collection visibility: Tick Show on Collection List page if you want to display this collection in the collection list.
Collection image: Choose a profile picture for the collection. Drag the photo you want to represent the collection from your device and drop it into the Drop an image to upload box, or click on the box to select one from your device.
Add collection to navigation: Click the menu you want to display the collection in. Choose Select menu to pick the menu from the drop-down list. Click Edit navigation to move on to menu edit page.
Product thumbnail: Set up which product image will be shown as its thumbnail on the collection page. Please refer to this article for more information on how to set up.
Search engine listing preview: Edit collections displayed on search bar by clicking on Edit website SEO. Edit the collection title displayed on search engines in the Page title field (up to 70 characters), edit the collection description displayed on search engines in the Meta description field (up to 320 characters), edit the link of the collection in the URL and handle field

After creating a manual collection, you can't change its type from manual to an automatic one.

Click Save to create your collection.

Then, in the Products section, click on Add product.

In the dialog, search for the product you want to add to your collection in the Search for products field and tick the products you want to include in the collection. Once you have selected all products in your collection, click Save.

You can sort the display order of the products in the collection by clicking Product title A-Z and select the order in which the products in the collection will appear: Product title A-Z, Product title Z-A, Highest price, Lowest price, Newest, Oldest, Manual.

In Manual, you can click and drag the products to freely rearrange its order.

Click Save once finished.

To ensure that a product appear on the Collection page, please select the Product availability on Online store listing pages option on the Product detail page.

Overview of Collection
Create an automated collection
Edit a collection
Remove products from manually created collections
Delete a collection

Updated on: 15/08/2022

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