How to Assign Categories to WordPress Post

How to Assign Categories to WordPress Post

WordPress categories are the built-in feature that is used to organize your blog entries into a hierarchical structure of categories and subcategories. It allows you to organize and categorize posts based on their content. 

They are used to make it easier for visitors and search engines to navigate your website as you create a more organized and logical site. You can categorize and organize your content by assigning posts or pages. In this article, we have listed the following steps on how to assign categories to the WordPress Post.

How to Assign Categories to WordPress Post

1: Adding the categories in WordPress

a. Go to Posts>Categories page

After you log into WordPress Dashboard, go to the “Posts” section in the left-hand Menu  and choose “Categories.”

b. Creating a new category

Here, you can see a tab where you can fill in the category name, slug, and description, and then press “Add New Category.”

c. Creating a sub-category

 A sub-category can also be created the same way as you created the first category. Enter a name, the slug, select the Parent Category, and description. To save the new sub-category, click “Add New Category”.

2: Assigning a post to a category

a. Navigate to Posts>All Posts

You can add a post to a category and there are two ways.

The first way is to open a particular post and place a check box in the category you want it to be assigned.

When you’re inside the post you want to edit, look at your right-hand side, select the categories you want the post to be in, and click on “Update”. After this, the posts will belong to the category you have marked.

3. Adding articles in bulk to a category. 

Go to Posts>All Posts, select the posts you want to add to a collection, then proceed to the Bulk Action Tab, Choose edit, and then click “Apply”.

Then, select the categories you want to assign them to. At last click “Update” to save the changes you made.


Finally categorizing WordPress Post is a quick and easy way to organize your content and make it simpler for the readers to discover the thing they were looking for. So, create and assign categories that are relevant to your posts because only then it will be logical and make sense to your audience.

Therefore, by following the instruction provided in this blog, maintain and organize your categories and use them regularly to enhance your website’s performance. I hope you found this helpful feel free to let us know your opinion. Thank You.

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