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Creating a website in WordPress is one of the most efficient ways to get started on the web. Once you have your site up and running, you can start adding content. But what about organizing that content? When it comes to categorizing your posts, WordPress offers an easy-to-use feature for that purpose. Let’s take a look at how to add categories in WordPress.

Creating Categories in WordPress

Categories help keep your content organized so that visitors can easily find what they’re looking for. To create a category, go to Posts > Categories from the left side menu of the WordPress dashboard. This will open up the Categories page where you can enter a name for your new category and also give it a slug (a short version of its name). You can also add a description if needed, and then click “Add New Category”. Your new category will now appear on the list of available categories on the right side of the page.

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Assigning Posts to Categories

Once you’ve created your categories, all that’s left is to assign them to your posts. This is done when creating or editing a post. In the right sidebar, there’s an area called “Categories” where you can check off which ones are applicable for this post. By doing this, you are essentially tagging each post with relevant topics so that visitors know what kind of information they can expect from it.


Adding categories in WordPress is an easy way to organize and classify your content into manageable chunks so that visitors can quickly find what they’re looking for on your website. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can create categories, assign them to posts, and be well on your way to having an effective organizational system in place!

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