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Categories Uncomplicated

Categories Uncomplicated

Developed by Lightenna Ltd

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Price: $10.00 / month Free Trial: 10 days More info
  • Categorise to make your products easier to find (search for) and discover (stumble across)
  • Publish categories and nested sub-categories for search engines to target your SEO
  • Add a category list (with product count), breadcrumb and sub-category icons to your navigation

STOP PRESS: Icons Uncomplicated is now part of Categories Uncomplicated


You get both products for the $10/month instead of $12.50/month. That means you get a category list, breadcrumb and sub-category icons all for one bargain price, for the lifetime of your store.

Simple categories for Shopify collections


One of the first things shop-owners new to Shopify tell us is that they can't believe there isn't a category system. Now with Categories Uncomplicated you can organise your collections into a structure that at a glance helps your customers understand:


  • What kinds of products you sell

  • How those products are organised

  • How they can narrow their search down to ever more specific subcategories to find the group of products they're shopping for

Demo site


Our Demo site shows all the features of Categories Uncomplicated in a live shop environment. There's also a combined product tour that covers all the bundled products.

Bundled products


Categories Uncomplicated includes:



  • Category list [tour]: a category list for your left-hand sidebar

  • Breadcrumb [tour]: a full breadcrumb to show on collections or product pages

  • Icons [tour]: sub-category icons to show in each parent collection

Categories Uncomplicated isn't just about helping existing visitors become more valuable customers, it enables you to better present your products to search engines:

Create categories and sub-categories with unique hierarchical URLs that allow search engines to index groups of your products in context

Specialise each category (a collection) with custom header text that explains what it's about

Use the existing Shopify 'Navigation' system to create links, then visualise them in the embedded Categories admin panel

Simply select the top-level category from the menu selector to see a category tree instantaneously

Show product counts in each of your categories so customers can quickly see where your catalogue is fullest

Create great intuitive navigation by embedding our pre-built page elements in your navigation. Easily add:

A category-based breadcrumb:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catbread' %}

A 'Jump to' selectbox:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catselect' %}

A full category-list, with current, parent and peer category tagging:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist' %}

Sub-category icons:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons' %}

Suitability


The category list needs to be embedded somewhere on your site. We strongly recommend choosing a theme with a sidebar. If you're not sure if your theme has a sidebar, we'd be happy to look into it for you. If it turns out that your theme is lacking, you might like to take a look at our sister app Menus Uncomplicated, which shows the same category list in the menu navigation.

How to setup categories [from our YouTube channel]


How to set up icons for your categories and sub-categories [11 minute screencast]


How to set up Categories Uncomplicated from scratch [20 minute screencast]


How to set up on an existing site and how to change the way your categories are displayed in Shopify [9 minute screecast]


How to get a full category breadcrumb in Shopify [2 minute screencast]


How to show multiple top-level categories in your Shopify storefront menu [6 minute screencast]


How to show or hide product counts next to each category [3 minute screencast]


How to deploy the Categories Uncomplicated liquid to your theme (using 'Classic' as an example) [6 minute screencast]


How to show full-category breadcrumbs on Shopify product pages [2 minute screencast]

Alternative ways of showing the category-list:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-pathback' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-pathdirect' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-all' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-activedown' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-activedowndirect' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-activeupdown' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-activeupdowndirect' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-peersactiveup' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-peersactivedown' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-peersactivedowndirect' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-down' %}

Optional extras for your category list:


Remove empty categories (those with no products and no sub-categories)


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-pathback show-hide-catpc-zero' %}

 


Hide product counts that appear after each category, e.g. (42)


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.catlist', show_class:'show-pathback show-nopc' %}

Alternative ways of showing the category icons:


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-4up' %} (This is the default)

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-1up' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-2up' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-3up' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-4up' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-5up' %}

{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-8up' %}

Optional extras for your category icons:


Remove empty categories (those with no products)


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-4up show-onlyifpc' %}

 


Remove categories without custom collection images


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-4up show-onlyifimage' %}

 


Hide product counts that appear after each category, e.g. (42)


{% include 'uncomplicated.categories.caticons', show_class:'show-downdirect show-4up show-nopc' %}

Contact us


If you have questions or requests for new features our dedicated support person would be happy to answer them. Please drop Alex a line using the details in the contact pane.

Categories Uncomplicated reviews (23)

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It's a good app.

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Very useful app that makes people searching through your categories much easier!!! Customer service (Alex) was phenomenal in helping me place the code and fixing a few bugs that we had within our categories.

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Excellent App & Excellent Service. Customer service could not be faulted, both efficient and friendly. A++++++++++++++

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Honestly one of the best apps.. I use it across multiple Shopify stores. So easy to integrate and does exactly what it says. A must-have if you have many categories.

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Alex from Categories Uncomplicated has been extremely helpful in answering all of our issues promptly. Truly superior customer service!

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Super responsive developer and very helpful with implementation. If you have large collections of products, this makes navigating your site dramatically easier.

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Amazing support! Alex responded right away. This category system is exactly what I needed.

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Highly recommend this app! Uncomplicated categories made so much easier for customers to browse and find products in the shop! Great app. Plus they provide Excellent customer service all around. Alex is extremely helpful and quick to answer, just on top of it! I can't say enough about it. Im thrilled, thank you! Cheers!

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Outstanding Customer Service - quick and extremely helpful with assistance in installing the app to our shopify theme. Solved an important need for us with the ability to sort and show categories and subcategories in a sidebar list! Thank you and would highly recommend!!!

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This app does what our company needed to do--that is, to show the categories, subcategories, and sub-subcategories that Shopify does not come with. The app creator Alex has helped us numerous times setting it up. He's been very prompt at responding to our questions. Definitely worth it! Thanks, Alex!

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$10.00 / month

To celebrate the bundling of Icons Uncomplicated, Categories Uncomplicated is now just $10/month instead of $12.50. If you install the app now, you'll pay that lower price for the lifetime of your store.

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