Configure WordPress Categories Tutorial
Setting Up Your WordPress Categories
When you make a post on your WordPress blog, it will be added
to the category of your choice. As your blog begins to grow, this
becomes very important because it allows your readers to look for
all related posts that fall under a specific category (topic).
If you are not sure what I am talking about here, go look at
a couple of my WordPress blogs listed below. You will find categories
listed in the sidebar.
Steps to Configure WordPress Categories
It is really much easier to configure WordPress categories than
you might expect. You can always add more categories as you need
them, but you can get started now setting up a few relevant categories
that you already know you will be writing about. I do recommend
trying to stick with simple category titles that people might search
STEP 1 - Open Admin Control Panel
Go to the admin control panel.
Click on: Manage > Categories > Add New
STEP 2 - Adding New Categories
Insert the name of the new category.
Click on: Add Category
STEP 3 - Edit Categories
You will now see the new category you have added on the list.
Click on: Edit, next to the new file name you created.
We want to verify that WordPress selected an excellent file
name. For example, if you chose the category name of "The United
States" it would have selected "the-united-states" as the file
name. We would want to change that to "united-states".
Save changes by clicking on on: Edit Category
Please note: The new category will NOT show in the sidebar
of your blog
until you have added a post to that category.
STEP 4 - How to Assign a Post to a Category
When you are writing a new post, on the side of the screen
you will see a
list of your categories. Simple remove the checkmark from the
category and place a checkmark in the category of your choice.
Before publishing the post, review our tutorial for
Creating SEO Friendly WordPress URLs by choosing the file
name (slug) for the post.
You're already done! You learned how to configure WordPress categories
in four easy steps! You're ready to move on to our next tutorial
Setting WordPress Preferences.
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