ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

Legacy Documentation

You are using the documentation for version 3.5.17. Go here for the latest version or check here for your available upgrades to the latest version.


Control Panel Location: Developer Tools ‣ Channel Manager ‣ Category Groups ‣ Categories

This section of the Control Panel is for the management of channel categories. It is where categories are created, ordered, edited, and deleted.

Permission Restrictions

  • Access settings: Design & Content
  • Channel categories: Create Categories
  • Channel categories: Edit Categories
  • Channel categories: Delete Categories



This will take you to Channel Settings.

Create New

This will take you to the category create form.


The reorder icon in the left-most column of the table allows you to reorder the categories by dragging and dropping the rows.


This will take you to the category edit edit form.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.


The selected categories will be removed. Removing a category will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.