How to add and delete categories in WordPress

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

How to create a new category

1) Log in to WordPress via the HostPapa Dashboard.

2) Go to Posts.

3) Go to Categories.

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4) To add a category, simply type its name in the Category Name field. 

5) If you wish, you can also type a category slug, description and choose a parent item.

6) Click Add Category, and your new category will be created.

How to delete categories  

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

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You can’t delete the default Uncategorized category. If you delete a category with posts filed in it, they will be assigned to the Uncategorized category.

How to add a category to a post

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

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