Associate-O-Matic v5 Documentation   Last Updated: 2013-11-26
 
 
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Control Panel - Subcategories
 
This is where you define the subcategories of your store.

Subcategories INSTRUCTIONS: Optional. Below, you can add your own Subcategories in addition or in place of the automatic Amazon Subcategories.

Parent Category:
Select the main Category from your store which the Subcategory will be associated with.

Parent Node:
This is the browse node that will trigger the display of the custom Subcategory link. So the Subcategory will be a child of this Parent Node. It is only applicable when the parent Category has a browse node associated with it.

Subcategory ID:
Enter your own unique Subcategory ID (e.g. sub123, 444, etc.)

Subcategory Name:
Enter the Name of your subcategory

Subcategory Mode:
There are 5 types of subcategories to choose from...
  • Node: This is a subcategory based on an Amazon browse node.
  • Blended: This is a subcategory based on a specific keyword which will give results across multiple Amazon Categories.
  • ASIN List: This is a subcategory based on a ASINs (items) of your choice (comma separated in the Content box).
  • ASIN File: This is a subcategory based on a ASINs (items) of your choice (comma separated inside a separate file) where the file name is entered in the Content box.
  • URL: This is a subcategory that simply points to any URL you specify which would be entered in the Content box
Subcategory Node:
Required for Node subcategories as it determines which items will be displayed inside your custom Subcategory. This browse node can then become the Parent Node for Node subcategories underneath it. Note: To find Amazon browse nodes visit our sister website: FindBrowseNodes.com

Subcategory Content:
Depending on the Subcategory Type selected, this field will require different information. When you select the Subcategory Type, you'll see instructions inside the Content box as to what you need to enter there. For the Node subcategory type the Content box would be for an optional keyword to refine results inside the Subcategory.

Display Order:
Reorder subcategories by clicking and holding the icon at the far left and dragging the subcategory up or down to the desired position.

Notes:
• To add Subcategories enter the number you want to add below and click the Go button. To delete a category, select DELETE from the Subcategory Mode drop-down menu and click Save All Settings
Subcategory Box
Browsable list of subcategory links with results conforming to your Filter and Node Filter (if specified). For Location: L=Left, R=Right, BT=Body Top, BB=Body Bottom
Subcategory Descriptions If provided, this description will be displayed at the top of the first page for that Subcategory. Note: Available for all but the URL subcategory type. To delete a description, remove the text/HTML and resave.
Subcategory Types Optional. This allows you to fine-tune your Subcategories. Not all options are available for all Amazon categories. Note: The Subcategory must have a keyword defined above in the Subcat Content field.
Subcategory Box Preference
This setting controls which Subcategory links are displayed in the Subcategory Box above.

Only Amazon Subcategories:
Only Amazon's default Subcategories will be displayed.

Only Custom Subcategories:
Only your custom Subcategories will be displayed.

Both (Listed Together):
When available, both Amazon and your custom Subcategories will be displayed together.

Both (Either/Or):
If your custom Subcategories are applicable to the current store page, they will be displayed. Otherwise any available Amazon Subcategories will be displayed.
Subcategory Columns If the Subcategory Box location above is set to Body Top or Body Bottom, this is the number of columns that will be used to display the Subcategories.



All subcategories must have a parent Category. Below are the configuration options as they relate to the Parent Node, Subcategory Node and Subcategory Content values. Use this matrix to better understand how different types of Subcategories are setup under different types of Categories. Note: a parent category type of URL cannot have subcategories so it is not included below:

  Parent Category/Subcategory Type
Subcategory Type  Regular Node
(Category)
Blended
(Category)
ASIN List
(Category)
ASIN File
(Category)
Node 
(Subcategory) 
Parent Node:
Required. Use any node. When this node is loaded it triggers the listing of this subcategory

Sub Node:
Required. When this node is loaded applicable items are displayed - If setting up children of this Subcategory, this is the Parent Node to use

Sub Content:
Optional. Keyword to further filter results

This combination is not allowed.

This combination is not allowed.

This combination is not allowed.
Blended 
(Subcategory) 
Parent Node:
Required. Use any node. When this node is loaded it triggers the listing of this subcategory

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. Keyword for search results
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. Keyword for search results
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. Keyword for search results
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. Keyword for search results
ASIN List 
(Subcategory) 
Parent Node:
Required. Use any node. When this node is loaded it triggers the listing of this subcategory

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASINs to be displayed
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASINs to be displayed
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASINs to be displayed
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASINs to be displayed
ASIN File 
(Subcategory) 
Parent Node:
Required. Use any node. When this node is loaded it triggers the listing of this subcategory

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASIN file to be used
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASIN file to be used
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASIN file to be used
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. ASIN file to be used
URL 
(Subcategory) 
Parent Node:
Required. Use any node. When this node is loaded it triggers the listing of this subcategory

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. URL to display
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. URL to display
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. URL to display
Parent Node:
N/A

Sub Node:
N/A

Sub Content:
Required. URL to display