How to add and delete categories in WordPress

Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories are similar to, but broader than, tags.

Creating a new category

In order to add/delete a category go to Posts > Categories.

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To add a category, simply type its name in the Category Name field. If you wish, you can also type a category slug, description and choose a parent item. Then click Add Category and your new category will be created.

Deleting categories  

To delete an existing category, hover over it and then click the Delete button.

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You can’t delete the default Uncategorized category.

If you delete a category that has posts filed in it those posts will be assigned to the Uncategorized category.

Adding a category to a post

Once you have added a new category you can then file new posts in that category. To add a post to a category while you are writing or editing a blog post, tick the desired category(s) from the category meta box on the right hand side of the page.

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