How to Add Categories in WordPress



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial post, we will be dropping you with the steps to Add Categories in WordPress.

Categories are used for indicating sections of your website and for grouping related posts. It sorts all the grouped contents into various sections.

Following is the simple steps used in accessing the Category section -

Step 1 - Click on the Post → Categories option.



Step 2 - The Categories page is displayed.


The following are the details of the fields that are found on Categories section -

  • Name - This is the unique name of categories.
  • Slug - It is the word chosen to describe your post. It is specified in the Tags URL.
  • Parent - By choosing the parent category from the dropdown menu, you can set a particular category as sub-category or keep it as None.
  • Description - In this field, you add a short description of your category. It is optional.

Step 3 - After filling out all the information about the categories, click on Add New Category button.

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Step 4 - After clicking on the Add New Category, the newly created category will get displayed on the right side of the page as shown in below.


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be giving you the steps on how to Edit Categories in WordPress.

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