Creating New Category In WordPress Website


Add New Category Into WordPress Website

Category is used to differentiate the group content into different sections. It is an easy way to manage your WordPress site’s posts. That’s why, here, we will tell you how to add categories in WordPress. To create the category in WordPress site, you have to follow the steps which are as follows:

Step 1 – Login into WordPress site.

Step 2 – Click on Posts > Categories option in WordPress.

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Step 3 − The Categories page is displayed as shown in the following screenshot.

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Now you have to fill all the following details of the fields on Categories.

  • Name: In this option you can put the name of categories that you decide for your website.

  • Slug: It is the user-friendly version of the name which is specified in the URL.

  • Parent: By choosing the parent category, you can put the exact category in which number of sub-category comes or if you want can keep it as None.

  • Description: Well, it is optional. So, if you want you can give the brief description of your category.

Step 4 − After filling all of the information about Category, click on Add New Category button.

Step 5 − After clicking on Add New Category, the new category will be created(Like – Lifestyle) which shown on the right side of the page.

Edit Category

If you want to improve the category name of the WordPress website then you can use the Edit Categories option. That’s why in this chapter we will study here that how to edit the categories in WordPress. The simple steps to edit the categories in WordPress are as follows:

Step 1 − Click on Posts > Categories in WordPress.

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Step 2 − You can view category that you have been created in the chapter WordPress – Add Category. When you hover the cursor on that Category few options shown below the Category name. There are two ways to edit the categories i.e. Edit and Quick Edit

Edit − Click on Edit option in that category as it shown in the following snapshot.

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When you have done your editing then click on Update button as the following screen.

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Quick Edit − Click on Quick Edit option in that category which as shown in the following snapshot.
Image – Categories – quick edit

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You can only edit the Name and Slug of the category which as shown in the following snapshot and finally click on Update Category button.

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Delete Category


If you want to remove extra or useless category from your WordPress site then you can delete it. We will tell you how to Delete category in WordPress. The steps are as follows:

Step 1 − Click on Posts > Categories in WordPress.

wordpress categories

Step 2 – Now you have to hover the cursor on the Categories, there were a few options seen below the Category name. Click on Delete button which as shown in the following snapshot.

wordpress categories

When you click on delete, you will get a pop message asking for confirmation to delete that particular category which as shown in the following snapshot.

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Step 3 – You can click on OK button if you want to delete that category permanently.


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