Tutorial on Creating Categories with WordPress

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Categories are the key to organising your WordPress Posts:  categorizing your WordPress posts will make it easier for your visitors to navigate your blog and for you to manage your site’s content.

I’ve provided screenshots and instructions for every step of the process–just follow along, and you should have no trouble creating categories with WordPress!

The first step is logging into WordPress:  just enter your username and password and click “Log In”

wordpress login

When you login for the first time, you’ll see that WordPress has already created a category for you.  If you would like to view, edit, or delete the category, you can either click on the word “Categories” or “Category”.

edit wordpress categories

Click the name of the category “Uncategorized” to view or edit this category.

edit uncategorized wordpress category

You can change the category’s name, “slug”, parent, and description.

The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name, and it is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.

The category parent is the category that another category is a sub-category of.  If you don’t want a category to be a sub-category of another category, then just set the parent category to “None”.  If you want a category to be a sub-category of another category, then just set the parent category to that particular category.

When you’ve finished making your modifications, click “Update Category” to save your changes.

update wordpress category

If you would like to add a new category, you can either click on the word “Categories” or “Category”.

add new wordpress category

Enter the new category’s name, slug, parent, and description, and click “Add Category” to create the new category.

create new wordpress category

You should see the information about the new category appear.

view new wordpress category

And that’s it–you’ve created a category with WordPress!  Pretty simple, right?

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