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  • Resolved cloontje


    A question that has been on my mind for some time;
    You can place a product in multiple (sub)categories but you can’t place a subcategory in multiple categories?
    There are several situations where this would be useful.
    Is there any way to be able to do this anyway?
    I like to read it,

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  • Plugin Support Saif (woo-hc)


    Hello @cloontje,

    Sorry, but I’m not sure if I’m getting the full picture here. It is possible for a subcategory to act as a parent category for another subcategory, in other words, a subcategory can have its own subcategory.

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    If I misunderstood your question, then please attach a couple of screenshots to help us get a better understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. :‎)

    Feel free to use Snipboard to upload screenshots.

    Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thread Starter cloontje


    Hello Saif, that’s not exactly what i means.

    Let me put it this way, i have a categorie: “animals” with the folowing subcategories: “dogs” “cats” “rabbits” “fish“.
    Then i have another categorie: “Animals who lives in/on water”
    Subcategorie: “Ducks” “crocodile” “fish

    Fish is the subcategorie of “animals” and the subcategorie of “Animals who lives in/on water”

    Is it posible to add 1 subcategorie “fish” to 2 main categories “Animals” and “Animals who lives in/on water” ?

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by cloontje.
    Plugin Support Roxy S. (woo-hc)


    Hi @cloontje ,

    Thanks for providing clarity!

    Kindly note that, by default, a subcategory can only belong to a single main category. Therefore, you cannot directly assign the “Fish” subcategory to both the “Animals” category and the “Animals who live in/on water” category.

    While the default functionality does not support assigning a subcategory to multiple categories, there are alternative solutions available to achieve similar results. One approach is to utilize plugins or customizations that introduce custom taxonomies or hierarchical tags.

    While I do not know of any plugin or custom code that can help you achieve exactly this, and since custom code is outside our scope of support, it may be worthwhile doing a Google search to see if you can find anything that meets your requirements.

    Alternatively, for help with custom code, you could hire a developer or ask your customisation questions in one of the channels below.


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