Clone Categories


The Clone Categories add-on allows you to clone product categories, with their subcategories and products or without them. While cloning a category, all main information will be cloned like its name, location, description, images, meta data, availability, layouts. Any modifications made by third-party add-ons will not be cloned.

This add-on can be especially useful for those who create complex categories with multiple subcategries. So you won’t have to manually fill in all fields again and again, you can get a copy of an existing category with just a few clicks.


  • The ability to clone categories with/without subcategories/products.
  • Clones all essential details of a category like name, location, description, images, meta data, availability, layouts.
  • Subcategory structure will be cloned.
  • Adds a postfix to cloned categories.
  • The cloned category automatically gets a Disabled status.


The add-on is compatible with CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.9 and above, but only versions 4.12.x and above are supported. Minimum required PHP version is 7.1.

See more information about compatibility of our add-ons here.


You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by the future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.

Managing in the admin panel

Installing the add-on

Install the Clone Categories add-on on the add-ons list page (Add-ons → Manage add-ons). Click the + button in the top right corner, select an archive and click Upload & install. You can now find the installed add-on in the list of installed add-ons, just make sure it is set to Active.

Setting up the add-on

Here are available settings of the Clone Categories add-on.

  • Clone subcategories—If enabled, all subcategories will be cloned when cloning categories.
  • Share products—If enabled, the cloned category and subcategories will be automatically assigned to products from categories and subcategories being cloned.
  • Postfix—A cloned category will be created with the postfix specified in this field.

Cloning categories

To clone a category, first go to Products - Categories.

Select a category you want to clone.

Click the gear button in the top right and select Clone category.

You will be redirected to the editing page of the cloned category.


The cloned category automatically gets a Disabled status. The admin should change this status manually when it’s time for it.