How to Create Blog Categories in WordPress - MintSwift

How to Create Blog Categories in WordPress

No matter what’s the size of your blog, the categories in WordPress help you organize your posts. They allow you to categorize the content about the same topic into the separate sub-page on your website. If the blog posts fit more than one category, you can have them in more than one.

Today I wanted to talk about how to create blog categories in WordPress, so all your posts can be easy to find and well-organized. Let’s dive in, shall we?!

As I’ve mentioned, whenever you create a new blog category in WordPress, it has its own link – example of how it might look like:

yourwebsite.com/category/thenameofthecategory/

HOW TO CREATE BLOG CATEGORIES IN WORDPRESS

1. From the WordPress Dashboard, hover over the Posts > find Categories

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2. Then type in the name of the category

3. Optional – you can choose the custom slug (thenameofthecategory in the example above), or you can leave it as is and WordPress will pick up the name based on what you’ve typed in the Name field

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4. Same as with the Navigation Menu, you can have subcategories of the Main categories e.g. my main category is called WordPress, but for 101 posts, I created a subcategory called WordPress 101

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5. Once you finish, choose Add New Category

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HOW TO ASSIGN A BLOG POST INTO A CATEGORY/IES:

1. From the WordPress Dashboard, click on the Posts and choose the post that you want to edit

2. On the right sidebar, scroll down to Categories and choose the ones that fit this post

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3. And click Update

If you have a sidebar on your blog, I highly encourage you to add a blog categories icons that link to your WordPress blog categories, so your blog readers can easily access those and stay on your site longer. If you don’t have them designed, you can always use Buttons widget in Elementor or create your own buttons using custom CSS (like I did for Busy Veggie Family).

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How many blog categories do you have on your WordPress blog?

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