How to create categories & tags

To learn what categories and tags are, and best practices for using them on your website,  click here.

How to create new categories

1. Go to your WordPress dashboard > Posts > Categories.

2. You'll see a screen that looks like this:

3. On the left side of the page, you can create a new category by giving it a name and a slug. The parent category and description fields are optional.

4. Click Add New Category.

How to use categories in your posts

When you create a new post or edit an existing post, you'll see a "Categories" section on the right side of your screen. It looks like this:

If you are using the  Gutenberg editor, your Categories section will by styled differently, but will function the same way.

Any categories that you have already created will appear in this section. You can select as many categories as you would like, however it is  best practice to just use one or two per post.

How to add a title and description to your category pages

Click here for instructions on adding a title and description to your category pages.

How to link to your categories in a navigation menu

Click here for instructions on linking your categories in a navigation menu.

How to create new tags

Tags are often created directly inside your blog posts, but they can also be managed at WordPress > Posts > Tags:

How to use tags in your posts

When you create a new post or edit an existing post, you'll see a "Tags" section on the right side of your screen. It looks like this:

If you are using the  Gutenberg editor, your Tags section will by styled differently, but will function the same way.

You can add a new tag to your post by typing it in the box and clicking "Add." To use any existing tag, click the "Choose from most used tags" link.