How do I delete a category in SimpleStore?

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Here's how you delete a category in SimpleStore:

Added SimpleStore prior to 5/15/12 or using PayPal for checkout

  1. Click Ecommerce in the left navigation menu


  2. Click Add or edit products




  3. Click Categories and choose the category you no longer want.


  4. Click Delete this category next to the Save button.




  5. Click OK to confirm deletion.

Added SimpleStore after 5/15/12 and using Intuit Web Payment

  1. Click Ecommerce in the left navigation menu


  2. Click All Categories and choose Manage Categories from the drop-down menu.




  3. Click the Red X next to the categories you no longer want.


  4. Click OK to confirm deletion.

Hope this helps!
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Here's how you delete a category in SimpleStore:

Added SimpleStore prior to 5/15/12 or using PayPal for checkout

  1. Click Ecommerce in the left navigation menu


  2. Click Add or edit products




  3. Click Categories and choose the category you no longer want.


  4. Click Delete this category next to the Save button.




  5. Click OK to confirm deletion.

Added SimpleStore after 5/15/12 and using Intuit Web Payment

  1. Click Ecommerce in the left navigation menu


  2. Click All Categories and choose Manage Categories from the drop-down menu.




  3. Click the Red X next to the categories you no longer want.


  4. Click OK to confirm deletion.

Hope this helps!

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I am trying to delete a category in the store app and it won't let me. I tried the directions listed above, but I get an error message that says the category is in use (not true). Any other suggestions??
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I have the same problem after following these instructions.
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longshotmfg2473,

What is the category you want deleted?
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Hello - I have tried the process described above...drop-down box, manage categories, click on the "x"...and I keep getting a message that I cannot delete because the categories are "in use"....but they're NOT!?! Any help would be appreciated...I'm ready to just delete me whole site just to get past this issue!
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I tried it. Keeps giving me "in use". What can I do?
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Same issue...is there ANY help from Homestead?
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What category are you trying to delete? I'll take a look at it.

Mike
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They no longer show when viewing the store but they are still listed in the manage categories window.

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Thanks... I'll look into this and get them removed for you.
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Hi RW3667066,

I apologize this thread has some out dated instructions and I'll get it removed.

I did receive a message back and at this time, there is an issue where the system will now allow us to delete them, but it's being worked on. Our developers are in the process of creating a much improved update to the Simplestore which will have a fix for this. I do not yet have a date for when the update will be released but will likely be a few more months down the road. Sorry that I do not have an immediate fix for this.

Mike
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Thanks Much appreciated!
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Sorry just noticed my typo. I actually meant to say the system will "not allow" us to remove the category. We'll have to wait for them to release the updated version. I apologize for the typo.
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I would like to delete the catagory "wholesale" from my list and cannot find directions that are current for how to do this.  Can you help:?
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I have removed this category for you.´╗┐
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2/6/2017 and not able to delet ANY category because of error stating it is in use ... any directions on how to delete categories ? Please advise

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The category can't have any products associated to it. If you go to the store and click on the category, do you see products? If so, you need to edit those products to not have the category.