ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Create/Edit Category

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

Permission Restrictions

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



The name of the new category. The name may include spaces.

URL title

The human readable category name used in the URL when using Category URL Titles in Links.


A text description of your category.


This field is designed to allow you to associate an image with the category.

Parent category

This drop-down list allows you to create a hierarchical relationship between categories. The list dynamically contains all existing categories for this category group. Selecting a parent category means that the new category will be a “child” of the parent in the hierarchy. The “None” option is available and will make the new category a “top level” category with no parent.

Custom Fields

Any custom category fields that exist for this category group will be included in the form.