Create a Category
All listings require at least one category; otherwise they will not show up on the frontend.
First up, in the WordPress backend, click CPT > CPT Categories.
On the left-hand section of the page, you will see the form to create a new category.
- Name - Fill out the category name with the category you want to use, it is usually best to use a plural term here such as Cars instead of Car. This is the only required field, however, we recommend filling out the below fields as a minimum.
- Slug - The category slug.
- Parent Category - Optionally, you can nest child categories under parent categories.
- Description - You can specify a category description if you prefer.
- Category Top Description - This will appear at the top of the category listing.
- Default Listing Image - Select a default image for the listing within this category.
- Map Icon - Select a map icon from your Media files. This is optional, you can also pick a Category Icon and color (see next 2 points).
- Category Icon - Setting a category icon without setting a Map Icon image will auto-generate a Map Icon based on the Category Icon + Category Color values. Note that not all icons are supported here, and certain third-party icons (for instance, a custom icon you downloaded from the internet) may not display here.
- Category Color - Setting a category color will help to create a custom Map Icon. ( the category color is also used in other settings around the site).
- Schema Type - If a schema type exists for your category type then it is best to set one, this can will tell search engines what data to expect and in some cases, Google will show Scheme specific information in search results.
- From here you can submit your category and it will be available as an option when adding a listing.