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  • Figured out A New Releases Page

    I had posted a question a few weeks ago if anyone had figured out how to do this.

    Well I decided to check the support section - here is the article link:


    These special types of product categories will automatically classify products in real time based on their settings or content. Setting up a new category with the use of SmartCategories will populate it with products such as sale items, new releases, free shipping items, or a simple keyword search.

    To set up a Smart Category:
    1. Go to Products =>Categories
    2. Click "Add New" to add a new category
    3. Name your category and click "Add"
    4. Click on "Options" for your newly created category.
    5. Click On "Advanced"

    When the menu expands, you will see a new section labeled "SmartCategories"

    SmartCategories are essentially populated dynamically by your product when the product's parameters match the SmartCategory's settings. When using SmartCategories, you have 5 listing options to choose from. These are:

    None - Use this to disable SmartCategories and use regular category options.
    On Sale items - Use this to populate your new SmartCategory with only your "On Sale" items
    Free Shipping Items - This will show only items marked as having free shipping in the SmartCategory
    Top 50 New Releases - This option will populate the SmartCategory with your 50 newest items
    Keyword Search - used in conjunction with the Search Keyword field located next to the drop-down menu to display your products that match the keyword you specify
    Note: When using SmartCategories, it is recommended to create a new category rather than using an existing one. The reason for this is because SmartCategory settings will override any products you currently have assigned to an existing category.

    Also, for naming purposes, it would be helpful to name your SmartCategories according to their display properties. For example, if you plan to have a SmartCategory for your On Sale items, it is recommended to name the category "On Sale."