How to add and remove categories in WordPress properly?

Have you ever categorized an article using a category before?
Categories are a powerful tool to organize your content and maintain the proper structure of your website in a semantic manner. It is useful to divide a web page into a section that publishes content on different topics.

In this article, we will learn how to add and delete categories in WordPress.

What is a category?

Category is a category used to organize content in WordPress. This is a hierarchical way to group similar content in WordPress. It also allows visitors to navigate around the site easily. In other words, categories help determine the flow of content. You can only add categories in WordPress posts.

For example: A business website may have directories About Introduction, Contact and Notification .

Let's start:

Add categories in WordPress

It is extremely easy to add, edit and delete directories in WordPress. The first thing you need to do to add and remove directories in WordPress is to log into your WordPress admin panel. WordPress allows you to add categories in two ways.

The first way to add categories in WordPress is from the post editing screen.

Add categories in wordpress
  • Navigate to the article editing screen by clicking on the posts tab.
  • Click on the document tab present on the right hand side and go to the category meta box.

Note: Where you are use the classic editor, You can see the category meta box located on the right side below the update button. However, we recommend using the Gutenberg editor.

  • Click the link to add a new category.
  • Enter the category name on the box.
  • Then click the button to add a new category.

Another way to add and delete categories in WordPress is from the category screen. This method is the easiest way to add and remove categories in WordPress. It is often effective to add all types at once.

Add categories in wordpress
  • First of all, navigate to Posts >> Categories..
  • Import name, slug, and description in the box .

Note: The slug is the name you choose for a link to the category that appears in small letters in the URL.

  • You can also select a parent category from the drop-down option to create a subcategory under that parent category at will.
  • Then click the button to add a new category to save the changes.

Categories are displayed in WordPress

Display category in widget

WordPress displays categories in WordPress or in the navigation menu or widgets by default. Category widgets are the best way to display general categories in the sidebar.

  • First of all, navigate to Giao Layout >> Utilities .
  • Then drag and drop categories into the sidebar.
  • Customize the title and select the checkbox to display the category as a drop-down, display the number of posts and display hierarchies for nested categories.
  • Click the save button to save changes.

Delete categories in WordPress

delete category in wordpress

You can delete categories in WordPress from Articles >> Catalog . All you have to do is hover over the WordPress directory you want to delete. Then click on delete. Deleting any category will not delete the items listed on it. All posts listed in that category will automatically be listed above, not yet classified by default.

Therefore, you can add and delete categories in WordPress by following the method described above.

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