WordPress Categories And Tags Tutorial | WP Learning Lab

WordPress Categories And Tags Tutorial | WP Learning Lab

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WordPress Categories and Tags Tutorial

Categories and Tags are used to organize your website’s content. Ideally each post that you write will fit into one category, but it can have multiple tags.

By default WordPress creates a category page directory where all of the posts belonging to a particular category are listed. WordPress also creates tag pages that list the posts in a particular category.

Also by default there are no tags for pages and no categories for pages. However, you can find plugins that allow tags for pages and categories for pages.

You can manage WordPress Categories and Tags by hovering of the “Posts” menu item in your admin area and then clicking on either Categories or Tags.

Once in either the Categories or Tags management area you can create and delete categories or tags. You can change their ‘slug’, which is just a funny name for the URL where they are found. You can also add a description. The descriptions are used by some themes, but not all of them. So there’s a chance that you’ll add a description and no one will ever see it.

You will also be able to create categories and tags on the post creation page. When you are creating a post you will see a Categories Meta Box and Tags Meta Box on the right hand side of the page (you may have to scroll down to see them).

To assign a category to a post simply click the check box beside the one you want. If the one you want isn’t there you can create one.

To assign a tag to a post simply type the tag into the Tag Meta Box and you will be shown suggestions of tags you’ve already created or you can create a brand new one. Be careful not to create too many tags for your site. Tags are meant to organize your site’s content if you have too many tags your content actually becomes less organized.

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10 Replies to “WordPress Categories And Tags Tutorial | WP Learning Lab”

  1. Out of curiosity, can this be done on the free version of wordpress? I ask because “Posts” does not seem to appear on mine and I wondered if ┬áthat is the case.

    Thank You and Loving the intro

  2. after added new category it’s show only in wordpress dashboard not in my website.

  3. hi there….i exactly facing the issue which you discussed in this video. my website is excelvbalover.com and i recently created one new menu and two submenu under it. Access training is the menu and access video is one of its sub menu. i have one more sub menu -excel video under different main menu -excel training. problem is this in my new sub menu ,my youtube videos are automatically display so under access video(sub menu) i have all my vba vidoes coming up and i did not do it. i want to remove these videos from access video (sub menu) as they are not meant for access …they should be under vba video only…pls visit the website and u will understand my issue. i tried enough ,went thru so many tutorials but none discussed the issue which you shared…however i did not see it practically as you only discussed it…pls assist me

  4. And what about an example in how categories and tags would be shown in post pages?

  5. My problem with this is that on my page, the tags butt up against the “leave a comment”. This seems to me to be bizarre. These should be separate. So for example I might have Tags: bicycle, riding. leave a comment. How about the Tags being VERY separate from where the leave a comment section is???? I cannot seem to be able to get ANY help with this! Please direct me to somewhere that I can get an answer.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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