How to Add Categories and Subcategories in WordPress Website?

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How to Add Categories and Subcategories in WordPress Website

Do you want to Add Categories and Subcategories in your WordPress Website?

In any of the website, category refers to the class or division that groups individual webpages based on a similar subject, theme or the content. It is the most general method of grouping content in WordPress website. It serves as an index of all the posts and pages belonging to a particular subject. 

In WordPress, a category is a default taxonomy that you can use to sort and group your blogs, contents, posts and pages into a different section. It allows visitors to know about the topics of your site to navigate the site faster. 

The default category in a newly installed WordPress website is ‘Uncategorized.’ If you don’t select or add categories in your posts, then it will be automatically placed in the default category i.e uncategorized. 

Only the administrator of the website can change the default category of the site to the new categories that you add. 

  • Click on Settings>>Writing
  • Select Your New Category option on the Default Post Category

In this tutorial, we will learn to add categories and subcategories in WordPress website. But, before this, we need to know what is subcategory and how it functions with the category. Subcategory, also known as a child category is the detailed section of a category. One category can have multiple subcategories.

For example, if Food is a category in your site than the subcategory of the Food can be Pasta, Sandwich, Steak, Spaghetti etc which lies on the section of Food. Creating the subcategories helps the visitors to go more accurate with the topic they are searching for. Now the users can either search for a particular food(Pasta, Steak, Sandwich) topic or the whole food(a category). 

Adding Category in WordPress Website

There are two different ways to add a category in the WordPress site.  

You can add a new category while editing or adding a new post. On the post edit screen, when you scroll down you can see the category meta box.

  • Click on Add New Category link. 
  • Provide the category name
  • Click on Add New Category button. 

The is also another way to add a category on your website.

  • Click on Posts>>Categories

On the page, you can add a new category. This method is used to create all the categories before adding the content. 

  • Click on Add New Category button on the bottom of the page. 

Adding Subcategory(child category) in WordPress Website

You can add the subcategory on your website in a similar way as the category in two different methods. 

Add or Edit the existing post of your site. On the post edit screen, you can see the category meta box. 

  • Click on Add New Category link. 

It will show you the text field to add a name and dropdown menu to select the parent category. 

  • Select the parent category of the child category. 
  • Click on Add New Category button. 

After you select the parent category, the created category becomes the subcategory

In the same way, you can create subcategory with another method. 

  • Click on Posts>>Categories
  • Add Name of the Category and select the parent category
  • Click on Add New Category button.

In this way, you can add categories and subcategories in WordPress Website using two simple and easy methods. 

Also, follow our tutorial guide to learn more about WordPress!

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