How to add categories and tags in wordpress

How to add categories and tags in wordpress

Searching for difference between categories and tags in wordpess?Got confusion in how to use them.Then you are in the right place.Lets learn how to add categories and tags in wordpress.

Difference between categories and tags:

Categories is nothing but a generic label given to topic or post.At the same time tags are related keywords used in the post.

For example:I am writing a post on top 5 free themes on wordpress.Categories are wordpress and free themes.But tags are themes,wordpress,free,names of themes like ocean wp,features of themes like ecommerce,layouts.Likewise more keywords can be given to the post.

Simple example:Post on cake recipe.Then categories are cake,baking and recipes.But tags are no egg,no oven,cake,flavor,vegan,creamy,yummy,easy to bake,soft,spongy.

Both categories and tags opens a new page.Similar to post this also has new page.We can also add category and tag in menu of your website also.

Category and tags plays a major role in content management and SEO also.Google rank websites based on the correct addition of tags and categories also.

Now lets start our tutorial on how to add categories and tags in wordpress.

How to add categories and tags in wordpress:

Steps to add categories

  1. Go to your dashboard and select post and then click on categories option.
  2. On the right hand side 3 textboxes are available.
  3. Type your category name,slug,description and then choose parent category.
  4. Name:name of the category.
  5. Slug:similar to url.Should have only letters,numbers and hypens.S0 type the name itself.
  6. Description:Type the description of category or else leave empty.
  7. Parent category:This is for adding a parent to new category. 
  8. Finally click add new category option.

How to use bulk edit option

  1. In categories bulk edit option is available only to delete it.
  2. So first select the categories you need to delete.
  3. Then go to bulk option and select delete and click apply button.
  4. It will ask you confirmation,click ok and it will be deleted.

Steps to add tags

  1. Go to your dashboard and select post and then click on tags option.
  2. On the right hand side 3 textboxes are available.
  3. Type your category name,slug,description.
  4. Name:name of the tags.
  5. Slug:similar to url.Should have only letters,numbers and hypens.S0 type the name itself.
  6. Description:Type the description of tags or else leave empty.
  7. Finally click add new tags option.

How to use bulk edit option

  1. In tags bulk edit option is available only to delete it.
  2. So first select the tags you need to delete.
  3. Then go to bulk option and select delete and click apply button.
  4. It will ask you confirmation,click ok and it will be deleted.

How to insert categories and tags into post

  1. Click on add new post and then go to the right side of post.
  2. Then in categories option select the checkbox of the categories.
  3. For tags,add the tags in the textbox and then click add button.
  4. This will add categories and tags in post.

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