ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Category Groups

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

This section of the Control Panel is for the management of channel categories. It is where categories and category groups are created, deleted, and preferences are set.

Category groups are collections of categories that can be assigned to channels. You can create a separate group for each channel or use the same group on multiple channels.

The main Categories screen shows a table of all the existing category groups. It lists the category group name and provides links to edit the preferences.

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 create form.


The icons in the manage column perform actions on the category group in its row.


This will take you to the catgories list.


This will take you to the category group’s edit form.


This will take you to Category Fields.

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 category groups will be removed. Removing a category group will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.