- Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
- Go to Catalog > Categories
- Select the "Insert" button in the upper right corner.
- On the General Tab, fill in the fields for your new category (you can make changes at any time).
- The only field that is required is the "Category Name"
- Click on the Data Tab and fill in the fields you want (these are optional).
- Click on the Design Tab and select from the dropdown menu if you want (these are optional).
- Click the "Save" button in the upper right corner.
At this point you have created your first category! You can add as many categories as you would like.