WordPress Categories

This tutorial consists of WordPress Categories. In WordPress Categories you will learn about Add Category, Edit Category, Delete Category and Arrange Category. Category is used to indicate sections of your site and group related posts. It sorts the group content into different sections. It is a very convenient way to organize the posts.

Add Categories

In this tutorial, we will study about how to Add Categories in WordPress. To access the Category section, follows the mentioned steps

Step 1 − Click on PostsCategories option in WordPress.

Add Categories

Step 2 − The Categories page is displayed as shown in the following screenshot.

Add Categories

Following are the details of the fields on Categories.

  • Name − Enter the unique name of categories.
  • Slug − A word chosen to describe your post. It is specified in the tags URL.
  • Parent − By selecting the parent category from dropdown, you can set the particular category as sub-category or can keep it as None.
  • Description − Add brief description of your category. It is optional.

Step 3 − After filling all the information about Categories, click on Add New Category button.

Step 4 − After clicking on Add New Category, the new created category will get displayed on the right side of the page as shown in the following screen.

Edit Category

In Edit Category, we will learn the simple steps to Edit Categories in WordPress.

Following are the simple steps to edit categories in WordPress.

Step 1 − Click on PostsCategories in WordPress.

Edit Category

Step 2 − You can view Edit Category. When the cursor hovers on the Categories, then a few options get displayed below the Category name. There are two ways to edit the categories i.e. Edit and Quick Edit

Edit Category

  • Edit − Click on Edit option in Categories section as seen in the following screenshot.
  • You can edit any of the required field, and then click Update button as shown in the following screen.
  • Category fields are same from the chapter WordPress – Add Category.
  • Quick Edit − Click on Quick Edit option in Categories section as shown in the following screen.

Here, you can only edit the Name and Slug of the category as seen in the following screen and then finally click on Update Category button.

Delete Category

Now We will study about how to Delete Categories in WordPress. Following are the simple steps to delete categories in WordPress.

Step 1 − Click on PostsCategories in WordPress.

Step 2 − You can delete any category that you want to delete. Click on Delete button as shown in the screen.

When you click on delete, you will get a pop message asking for confirmation to delete the particular category.

You can click on OK button and delete the category permanently.

Arrange Categories

In Arrange Categories Option, we will study about how to Arrange Categories in WordPress. You can’t arrange categories directly in WordPress. Hence, you will need to install Category Order plugin to arrange the created categories in a particular way.

Step 1 − Click on PostsCategory Order in WordPress. The Category Order menu displays after adding the Category Order plugin. You can study how to install plugins in the chapter Install Plugins.

Step 2 − Now, you can rearrange your categories by just dragging the categories as per your choice. Click on Order categories button to save the ordered categories.

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