ExpressionEngine® User Guide

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Control Panel Location: Developer ‣ Categories

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. The main Categories screen shows a list of all current category groups in the left navigation and a sortable table of the categories in the currently selected category group.

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.


Permission Restrictions

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


New Category

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 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.