The Design section gives you control over the look and feel of a category, all associated product pages, and page layout. You can customize a category page and its associated products for a promotion, or to differentiate the category. For example, you might develop a distinctive design for a brand or special line of products, or apply an update for a specific time period.
When the same product is assigned to several categories with different design settings for each category, it is recommended to set Use Categories Path for Product URLs =
Yes in the Search Engine Optimization configuration options. To access this setting, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration, expand Catalog and choose Catalog underneath in the left panel, and then expand the Search Engine Optimization section on the page.
|Use Parent Category Settings
|Allows the current category to inherit the design settings from the parent category. If used, all other fields in the Design section become unavailable. Options:
|Applies a custom theme to the category.
|Applies a different layout to the category page. Options:
No layout updates - By default, layout updates are not available for category pages.
Empty - Use to define your own page layout. (Requires an understanding of XML.)
1 column - Applies a one-column layout to the category page.
2 columns with left bar - Applies a two-column layout with a left sidebar to the category page.
2 columns with right bar - Applies a two-column layout with a right sidebar to the category page.
3 columns - Applies a three-column layout to the category page.
Page – Full Width - (Requires Page Builder) Applies the full-width layout for CMS pages to the category page.
Category – Full Width - (Requires Page Builder) Applies the full-width layout for category pages to the category page.
Product – Full Width - (Requires Page Builder) Applies the full-width layout for product pages to the category page.
|Custom Layout Update
|Lists the available custom layout update files on the server. Choose the custom layout update that you want to apply to the category.
|Apply Design to Products
|When selected, applies the custom settings to all products in the category.
|Alternative method is required for Magento Open Source (Learn more)
The Scheduled Design Update section determines the range of dates when a custom design is applied to category pages.
|Schedule Update From/To
|Determines the range of dates when a custom layout is applied to the category.