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In this section, you can view and edit some of the default server settings:

  • Shop domain. Your store's main domain name or IP address.
  • SSL domain. Your store's secure domain name (https://) or IP address.
  • Base URI. The folder where you installed PrestaShop. If it is at the root of the domain, use "/".

Most of the time, you should not touch these fields without knowing exactly what you are doing. One mistake could break your shop.


  • Name. Make sure to use a short and straightforward word.
  • Displayed. Whether the category and its pages are available to the public, or hidden.
  • Parent CMS category. The category under which this category is placed. By default, "Home". You can have an unlimited number of levels of sub-categories.
  • Description. Do fill this field in all languages, as some theme can display that information to customers.
  • Meta title. The name of the category, as displayed in the browser.
  • Meta description. Used to describe the content of this category for search engines.
  • Meta keywords. Used by search engines to understand what type of information the category is composed of.
  • Friendly URL. Makes it easier for search engines to index your content, and for visitors to understand what they will find in the category. This field is automatically filled as you enter the category name, but you can still edit it manually.

When you save the category, PrestaShop takes you back to the tables, this time using the newly created category as its base. Therefore, you will not see any sub-category or sub-pages in here unless you create some.
In order to go back to the root category, click on "Home" in the "Current category" section at the top. You can then edit each pages from the root category and move them into your newly created category if you feel like it.


In order to create sub-categories, simply change the "Parent CMS Category" option from "Home" to the wanted parent category for the category you are creating.

Creating a New CMS Page

Click the "Add New" button to reach the content creation form: