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 Create Subcategories
1. Follow the same instructions above.
2. Select a category under "Parent Category." Your new category will become a "child" (or a "subcategory") of the parent category you select.
Note: Any posts assigned to a subcategory will also display on the parent category page. For example, if your parent category is Recipes and your subcategories are Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner — the Recipes parent category will display all posts from Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Each subcategory (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) will show its own posts.
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 be 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 be 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.