# Add Items to an Existing Category

Elementor Core Basic

In some cases, developers would like to add new items to existing finder categories. You can do that using the elementor/finder/categories filter hook.

# Add Items

In the example below, the developer is adding the theme-template item to the create category. This will allow users to easily add new theme templates:

public function add_new_finder_items( array $categories ) {

	$categories['create']['items']['theme-template'] = [
		'title' => esc_html__( 'Add New Theme Template', 'plugin-name' ),
		'icon' => 'plus-circle-o',
		'url' => $this->get_admin_templates_url() . '#add_new',
		'keywords' => [ 'template', 'theme', 'new', 'create' ],
	];
	return $categories;

}
add_filter( 'elementor/finder/categories', 'add_new_finder_items' );
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The filter hook accepts the $categories parameter, which is basically an array of finder categories. We can filter categories from this array and return an updated array.