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Add Category to Post

How to Add a Category in WordPress

Categories are a great way to group posts with similar aspects on your website. This makes it easier for search engines and your audience to understand your content.

You can add a category from the dashboard or a post within the WordPress editor. 

1. Adding a new category

To add a category, go to your WordPress dashboard.

  1. Click “Posts” and then select “Categories”.
  2. Fill in the boxes with the relevant information.
  3. Then click “Add New Category”.
Adding a category in WordPress
Adding a category in WordPress
2. Categorizing your post

The process is pretty much the same. Go to the WordPress dashboard. Click “Posts”.

Open any one of your articles to go to the WordPress editor. In the editor, go to the upper right corner and click the “Settings” icon.

Scroll down the page until you see the “Categories” section. Then follow these steps.

  • Click “Add new category”.
  • Fill in the boxes with the category of your choice for your article.
  • Then click “Add New Category” at the bottom. Remember to apply your changes by clicking “Update” or “Publish.”
Adding a Category to a Post
Adding a Category to a Post

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