Price rule – Category discount

The Category discount allows you to create a discount on one or more categories just in one rule. You can create multiple rules so they can be enabled one by one, or one rule with all category discounts so they can be enabled with one click.

As usual, click on Add new rule, give it a name, enable the Active rule option to activate the rule immediately, set a Priority for this rule and then, set the Rule type to CATEGORY DISCOUNT.

Category discount

Then, choose which products will create the condition for this rule.

Set up products and conditions

Multiple rules for product categories

Set a category discount: choose the type of discount you want to apply to one or more categories.

You can add multiple rules and apply multiple discounts on different categories. This is handy if you want to enable the discounts all at once. Yet, should you need to activate them one by one, just create separate rules for each category.

Exclude products from this rule: enable if you want to exclude specific products from this rule and pick

  • Specific products
  • Specific product tags

Then choose whether to show or not the discount in loop, so on the Shop page and category and tag pages by enabling the option immediately below:

Show discount in loop

Discount displayed in loop


Restrictions by user and use role

Apply discount to: choose to apply the rule to all users or to specific user roles. In the latter case, you can further exclude specific users from this rule.

Special offer by user or role

Schedule the rule

Schedule rule: choose whether to schedule the rule or activate/deactivate it manually

  • Enable the rule now and end it manually
  • Schedule a start and end time 

Schedule settings

Combine with other rules?

Combine with other rules

Disable rule ‘on-sale products’: enable this option if you want that the discount does not apply on ‘on-sale products’.

Disable other rules with lower priority: enable if you want to disable other rules with lower priority applied to same products.

Disable when a coupon has been applied: enable if you want to disable this rule if the user has applied a coupon code.

Show custom messages

Finally you can set up some additional notes on the products where the rule applies:

Custom messages for category discounts

Add a custom message in products with discount applied: enter a custom text to show in the product pages where this rule applies.

Category discount on frontend

If the messages do not show up, just make sure you’ve enabled messages on a global level from Settings > Product page settings, where you can also choose the position of these messages on the product page on a global level.