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Unable to create new category in new empty project



I am trying to make a simple proof of concept Episerver Commerce site. I am following the instructions located in .

I can log in (with the default credentials from the instructions), see the Commerce tab, and create a catalog, but when I try to create a category, I only see a "name" field with no save button. 

I noticed in the Foundation demo site, when I click New Category, a popup appears to type the name in. I don't get that popup in my proof of concept, however.

Any advice is appreciated.


Nuget Package Versions: 

EPiServer.Commerce  v13.30.0

EPiServer.CMS - tried with  v11.17.0 and v.11.20.5

Edited, Mar 10, 2021 21:23

Do you have Nodes (Category) and Product types created in your solution.

For example, the Foundation example site has Fashio Node (Fashion Category) 

Mar 10, 2021 23:54

You will need the model (i.e. metaclass) for Catalog UI to create new node and entry. It does not have to be strongly typed type, but it is most easy that way.

I would suggest to go with Quicksilver instead of empty site, because you have the basics setup for you (you can also try Foundation but it is much more "full fledged" site which can be overwhelming)

Mar 11, 2021 13:18

Agree with @Quan, the Quicksilver sample code is the best  way to start Episerver Commerce learning.

Mar 11, 2021 16:31

Ok, I see the CategoryController and the FashionNode in Quicksilver. Thanks!

Are there some tutorials that can help me better understand how to work with NodeContent and ProductContent? 

Actually, I found this: which contains instructions on categories. I was looking in since I already knew how to create the start page, I didn't realize there was a lot more than the start page in that guide. They should really move it to the e-commerce-functionality page. Thanks all!

Edited, Mar 11, 2021 17:53
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