To create a new category in prestashop login to admin dashboard . After login click on catalog tab and click on categories .
Add New Category
In the categories page click on Add New Category button on top right .
Fill the fields
In the name field fill the category name. Name field is mandatory .
If you want to enable this category then click on display button to yes .
Choose a parent category for your new category . Suppose you have a category “Toys” and and you created new category with name soft toys . Now you can choose “Toys” category as parent category for this category .
In the description field write description for your category .
To add image for your category click on “Add File ” and upload image from your desktop .
Meta Keywords field is used to add keywords for your category . But according to new policy of Google, google search not use meta keywords to get results . So you can leave this field .
Friendly Url : this is auto generated url .
Select the group name of user , which can access this category . Suppose if you select only customer . then this category is only seen to visitor who purchase something from this website .
Click on save button to save all changes to take effect .