Categories

FW Food Menu tutorial for Wordpress
Multi-level meal Categories. Use category parameters to design unique style for a group of categories by setting parameters for parent gallery or individually. <div class="fw-doc-only"><strong>Located</strong> in <code>WP Admin -> Menu Sidebar -> FW Food Menu -> Categories</code></div>
Multi-level meal Categories. Use category parameters to design unique style for a group of categories by setting parameters for parent gallery or individually.
Located in WP Admin -> Menu Sidebar -> FW Food Menu -> Categories
Toolbar
Actions available in Categories list.
Actions available in Categories list.
Buttons
New
Open a new category edit form. Fill in parameters and save to create a new category.
Quick Categories
The fastest way to build a category tree with subcategories. Each line is a new category. Use dash "-" to define a subcategory. If a category exists it won't be duplicated.
Example:
Parent category
- Subcategory
- - Subsubcategory
Publish
Make a category visible on a front-end. Make sure you select a category first to apply this action.
Unpublish
Hide a category on a front-end. Make sure you select a category first to apply this action.
Batch Operations
Mass items actions. Select multiple categories and change their category or some addons settings.
Edit
Change category settings. Make sure you select a category first to apply this action.
Copy
Duplicated selected category with a " (copy)" suffix added to its name and unpublished in the same category where original category was located. Make sure you select category first to apply this action.
Delete
Permanently remove a category from a database. Make sure you select a category first to apply this action.
Quick Categories Modal
A dialog with a text box for a quick structured category input. Can be used to add subcategories to existing categories.
A dialog with a text box for a quick structured category input. Can be used to add subcategories to existing categories.
Select parent category
A dialog with category select and a text box for a quick category input.
Category text list
Enter categories list with short and full descriptions here one per line separated with '=' symbol. Example:
Main category name = short description = full description
- Sub-category name = short description = full description
-- Sub-category name level 2 = short description = full description
etc...
Buttons
Process
Convert text categories into real items with defined stucture.
Close
Abort all changes and close Quick Categories dialog.
Batch Operations Modal
Mass categories actions allow to select multiple items and change them all at once.
Move to category
Select a parent category to move all selected categories to.
Buttons
Process
Make changes to selected items.
Cancel
Abort all changes and close Batch Operations dialog.
Columns FWFM Columns
(empty)
Filter panel
Filter panel contains fields, which users interact with to filter the data displayed
Select parent category
Select a parent category to narrow down category list and show only child categories for selected item.
Search category by name or description
Text search by category name or description. Use "Enter" key to start search or "X" button to clear search field. You can search by part of a name or a desciption. Search is case insensitive.
Any publishing state
Filter categories by Published/Unpublished state or select "Any publishing state" to list all categories.
Language selection FWFM Multilingual add-on
A list of installed and published languages on your website available for translation.
Table columns
Meals #
Quantity of meals in a category. Clicking on a number will take you to Meals section with filer set to this particular category.
Subcategories #
Quantity of subcategories in a category. Clicking on a number will take you to Categories section with filer set to this particular category.
Category Name - Short Description / Description

Click Category Name to edit category details.

Category Short description will only show on Categories layout.

Category Description contains first 200 symbols without HTML formatting and shows total number of symbols if more than 200.

Order

Ordering is used for categories sorting on a front-end (website). You can change Ordering by typing in numbers or clicking arrow buttons. Smaller numbers means higher position. Make sure you save ordering by clicking "Save Order" button next to column title.

Sub-categories have their own their own numbers and may start from 0.

Published
Publish state indicates if category is visible on front-end (site).
ID
(empty)
Title Image FWFM Images
Shows an image uploaded for a category title shown on a front-end according to a category layout settings.
Columns FWFM Columns
Shows a columns quantity for a category.
PDF FWFM Category PDF
Shows a PDF file icon if PDF menu is uploaded for a category.