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Categories provide a useful way to group related blog posts. He may want to create categories for the different topics he covers on his blog. For example, if you have articles covering a specific music genre, you might want to group them into a category.

Categories not only help organize posts, but she can also use categories to display posts in multiple places on her site, making it easier for her visitors to find what they are looking for. For instance:

  • In its menu for visitors to see the publications of a specific category.
  • On particular pages that use blocks that filter posts by category, such as the Query Loop or Blog Posts blocks.
  • In your theme’s available sidebars or widget areas.

Contents

  1. Add categories
  2. Select a default category
  3. Categorize your messages
  4. Customize Category Pages
  5. Link to category pages
    1. On your menu
    2. in your pages
  6. Edit or delete categories
  7. Use categories to get discovered
  8. Mass Abduction Categories
  9. Find Category ID
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
    1. My category page says nothing was found!

Add categories

  1. Go to your board
  2. Click Posts → Categories.
  3. Click Add New Category .
  4. Give the new category a name and description.
  5. Click Add to save the new category.

By default, the category will be added as “Top Level Category”. To create subcategories, move the switch and select the top-level category you want to associate this category with.

For example, a food blog might have categories for cakes, pies, and ice cream, all within a top-level desserts category.

A list of categories, including subcategories.Publications → Categories

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Select a default category

A default category is a category that a post is assigned to by default when you create a new post. All posts must have a category. By default, the category is Uncategorized.

  1. Go to Posts → Categories in your board.
  2. Cliquez sur les points suspensifs (trois points) à droite de la catégorie que vous souhaitez attribuer par défaut.
  3. Seleccione Establecer como predeterminado en el menú desplegable.

La lista de categories con una flecha apuntando a los tres puntos a la derecha del nom de una categoría, el menú abierto y Establecer como predeterminado resaltado. Cambiar la categoría predeterminada.

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While it is not possible to delete the “Uncategorized” Category, you can rename it to whatever you want by clicking the Edit option in the drop-down menu next to the category name.

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Categorize your Posts

  1. In your dashboard, click on Posts.
  2. Click on the post you want to assign to a category.
  3. Under Post Settings on the right, expand the Category option.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the category you want the post to be assigned to
  5. Click Update or Publish to apply the changes to that post.

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If you don’t see the Settings sidebar, click the settings icon at the top of your page. settings-icon-small-screenshot

La sección Categorías del editor de publicaciones mostrará las categorías existentes para marcar, o puede usar el campo de búsqueda justo encima de la lista. Tiene un botón Agregar nueva categoría en la parte inferior.

You can select multiple categories for a single post to show in. However, you should not add more than five to 15 categories and tags to a post.

You can remove a post from a category by unchecking the box next to the category name.

New Category from Within A Post

It is possible to quickly add a new category through the post’s Post Settings by clicking on Add New Category.

You will be able to give the category a name and select a parent category.

If you want to add a description to the category, go back to your dashboard and navigate to Posts → Categories to edit the new category.

Agregar nueva categoría es un botón en la parte inferior de la lista de categorías en el editor de publicaciones. Una vez que se hace clic, muestra campos de texto para el Nombre de la nueva categoría y la Categoría principal, si corresponde.

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Customize Category Pages

A category page is a page that displays all of the posts assigned to a specific category. By default, there is an Archives page created for each category. The archives page will have a URL, or site address, of something like https://yourgroovysite.com/category/categoryname/.

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If your site is using a theme that takes advantage of the Site Editor, you can customize the Archives page’s template. Otherwise, it is styled by the theme you have selected.

You can also create a custom category page using any WordPress block that allows you to filter by category. These blocks include:

  • Query Loop block
  • Blog Posts block
  • Post Carousel block

The default Archives page and any page that uses the blocks mentioned above will automatically update with every new post you publish with that category.

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Link to Category Pages

In Your Menu

You can link directly to the Category Archives page from your site’s menu. When your visitors click on the link, they’ll navigate to the archives for the category you linked to. For step-by-step instructions, check out the following guide.

Add Categories to a Menu

If you’ve created a custom category page, you can link to it in your site’s menu like any other page on your site.

Add Links to a Menu

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If you have added a category to your site’s menu but do not see any posts on the category page, or a message that says the content can’t be found, this means no posts have been assigned to that category. Once you publish posts with the category they will automatically show on the category page.

In Your Pages

Using text, images, or buttons, you can link to your category pages (both archive and custom pages) throughout your site. The following guide will walk you through adding links to pages and posts on your site.

Add Links to your Site

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Edit or Delete Categories

To edit or delete a category, go to Posts → Categories. Then, click the ellipses (three dots) on the right of any category to find the following options:

  • Edit: Change the name, parent category, and category description.
  • Delete: Delete the category. This removes the category from your site but does not delete any posts which had that category.
  • Set as default: Assign as the default category.

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Use Categories to Get Discovered

People can add specific tags and topics in their WordPress.com Reader for topics they’re interested in following. Then, when your post uses a category they’ve added to their topics, they’ll see your post in their Reader. Therefore, assigning tags and categories to your post increases the chance that other WordPress.com users will see your content.

However, you don’t want irrelevant content on the topics listings or search, and neither do we. That’s why we limit the number of tags and categories used on a public topic listing. Five to 15 tags/categories is a good number to add to each of your posts. The more categories you use, the less likely your post will be selected for inclusion in the topics listings. Learn more about Topics here.

Getting More Views and Traffic

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Bulk Delete Categories

You can also edit your categories in bulk by going to Posts → Categories.

These instructions are referring to the WP Admin interface. To view this interface, click the View tab in the upper right corner and select Classic view.

To bulk delete any categories, check all categories you want to be deleted, and in the Bulk Actions drop-down above the list, select “Delete,” then click the “Apply” button.

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Find the Category ID

You may need to provide the Category ID for access restrictions on specific membership plugins or to implement custom CSS on a particular category page.

You can find the category ID for a category by going to Posts → Categories.

These instructions are referring to the WP Admin interface. To view this interface, click the View tab in the upper right corner and select Classic view.

Faites défiler la catégorie pour laquelle vous avez besoin d’un numéro d’identification de catégorie et cliquez sur le lien Modifier qui apparaît sous la catégorie. Vous serez redirigé vers la page Modifier les catégories.

Ensuite, l’ID de catégorie pour cette catégorie est visible dans l’URL de la page après tag-ID en haut de l’écran de votre navigateur :

In the URL, the numbers after "&tag_ID=" are highlighted to show the Category ID.

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Questions fréquemment posées

Ma page de catégorie indique Rien trouvé !

Si vous avez ajouté une page de catégorie à votre menu et que vous voyez une page introuvable ou rien trouvé lorsque vous l’affichez, aucune publication n’est affectée à cette catégorie.

Une fois que vous avez ajouté une publication à cette catégorie, elle s’affichera automatiquement sur votre page de catégorie.

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How to Add Categories and Tags for WordPress Pages

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Do you want to set up categories and tags for your WordPress pages, but don’t know how to get started?

Categories and tags help you sort your blog posts and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. However, they’re only available for posts by default, not for pages.

In this article, we will show you how to add categories and tags for WordPress pages.

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Why Add Categories and Tags to WordPress Pages?

Categories and tags are default WordPress taxonomies for your blog posts. Categories are a broad grouping of content, while tags help describe specific details of your content. You can read more about the difference in our guide to categories vs tags.

By default, both categories and tags are only limited to blog posts in WordPress.

When you create a new page, you will notice that there is no option to add categories or tags to your WordPress page.

Pas de catégories ou de balises pour les pages Pas de catégories ou de balises pour les pages

However, you may want to add categories and tags to your WordPress pages. It can help you to organize and sort your content if you have a lot of pages. It can also improve your site navigation and help your visitors to find related pages on your WordPress website more easily.

If you have multiple sales pages for different products in your online store, for example, then you can group them under broad categories.

You can do the same for different feature pages for your apps and software. For example, OptinMonster groups multiple feature pages under the ‘Features’ category.

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Let’s see how you can add categories and tags to your WordPress pages.

Adding Categories and Tags to WordPress Pages

The easiest way of setting up categories and tags for your WordPress pages is by using the Pages with category and tag plugin. It’s a free WordPress plugin and works out of the box with no need for additional configuration.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, please see our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once activated, go to Pages » Add New and you will find post categories and tags now available for your WordPress pages.

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Next, you can create categories and tags for your pages.

To add a category, head over Pages » Categories from your WordPress dashboard and then enter a ‘Name’ and ‘Slug’ for your category.

Add a name and slug for the new page category Add a name and slug for the new page category

After that, you can scroll down and select a ‘Parent Category’ for your category.

Once you’ve entered these details, simply click the ‘Add New Category’ button.

Choose the parent category and add a new category Choose the parent category and add a new category

You can then view your newly added category for your pages.

If you want to delete a category, then simply click the checkbox next to it and select ‘Delete’ from the Bulk Action dropdown and click the ‘Apply’ button.

View your page's category View your page's category

Next, you can assign your WordPress pages to the categories you just created.

To start, simply edit or create a new page. From the WordPress content editor, you can now select the relevant category from the menu on your right. For instance, we created a feature page and marked it under the Features category.

Select your category and enter the tags Select your category and enter the tags

Similarly, you can add tags for your WordPress page under the ‘Tags’ field. If you want to add multiple tags, then simply separate them using a comma.

For example, you can add keywords and phrases that help describe your content. In our case, we added the terms ‘exit intent’ and ‘OptinMonster’ as tags.

After selecting your category and adding tags, simply update or publish your WordPress page.

We hope this article helped you add post categories and tags to your WordPress pages. You may also want to look at your guide on how to create a business email address, and the best email marketing software.

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What is the Difference Between Posts vs. Pages in WordPress

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Do you want to learn about the difference between posts and pages?

By default, WordPress comes with two different content types, posts and pages. Although they look similar in the WordPress dashboard, they serve different purposes for your website. 

In this article, we will explain the difference between posts vs. pages in WordPress.

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What are Posts in WordPress?

Posts are used to create blog content, articles, and other content listed on your blog page. They’re shown in reverse chronological order, so that the newest content is shown at the top of the list.

If you are using WordPress as a blog, then you’ll likely end up using posts for the majority of your website content.

You can add and edit your WordPress posts by clicking the ‘Posts’ menu option in your dashboard. Here is what the WordPress post editor looks like.

WordPress post editor WordPress post editor

Since posts are listed with the newest posts at the top, your posts are meant to be timely. Your older posts are archived based on month and year.

As the posts get older, your visitors will have to dig deeper to find them. You have the option to organize your posts based on categories and tags.

WordPress post categories and tags WordPress post categories and tags

If you have a lot of content, then you can add a search form to make it easy for your visitors to find the content they’re looking for. For more details, see our guide on how to create a custom WordPress search form.

You can easily share your new WordPress blog posts with your readers to help you get more traffic. For example, you can create an email newsletter, send automatic RSS feed emails, send push notification messages, and more.

For more details, see our guide on how to share your blog posts with readers.

The timely nature of blog posts makes them great for sharing on social media too. You can use social media plugins to allow your users to share your posts across popular social media networks.

Blog posts also encourage conversation. They have a built-in comment feature that allows users to comment on a particular topic. By default, comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks are enabled.

Enable blog post comments Enable blog post comments

After the main article content, there’s the comments section. Usually, comments will be disabled on your WordPress pages. 

You can go to Settings » Discussion to turn off comments on older posts if you like.

WordPress posts also display post metadata. This is the information listed after the blog post title on individual posts and your blog page. 

Example blog post metadata Example blog post metadata

It usually shows the date, author name, categories, tags, and more. You can completely customize your post meta information. For more details, see our guide on how to display blog post meta data in WordPress themes.

Now that you know what WordPress posts are, let’s take a look at pages and how they’re different.

What are Pages in WordPress?

Pages are static “one-off” type content like your about page, privacy policy, contact page, and more. While the WordPress database stores the published date of the page, pages are timeless entities.

For example, your about page is not supposed to expire. Sure, you can go back and make updates to it, but chances are you will not have about page 2012, about page 2013, etc. 

We have all kinds of WordPress pages on WPBeginner, like our start here page, about us, contact us, and custom pages like our free business tools page.

Sample trading tools page Sample Business Tools Page

You can add and edit pages in your WordPress admin panel by clicking on the ‘Pages’ menu option. 

Here’s what the page editor screen looks like.

WordPress page editor screen WordPress page editor screen

Les pages ne sont pas censées être sociales, elles n’ont donc généralement pas de boutons de partage social. Par exemple, vous ne voulez probablement pas que les visiteurs partagent votre page de politique de confidentialité sur Twitter.

Les pages n’incluent pas non plus de commentaires. Vous ne voulez pas que les utilisateurs commentent votre page de contact ou votre page de conditions d’utilisation. Il y a une option pour activer les commentaires. Cependant, il est désactivé par défaut pour vos pages WordPress.

Comments section of the page editor screen Page editor screen comments section

Contrairement aux publications, les pages sont hiérarchiques par nature. Par exemple, vous pouvez avoir des sous-pages ou des pages enfants dans une page. 

You can easily convert a page to a subpage by selecting a main page in the “Page Attributes” section when editing a page.

The page editor defines the main page The page editor defines the parent page

Additionally, you can create fully customized WordPress pages using a drag-and-drop WordPress page builder add-on.

This allows you to use different layouts than the default option provided by WordPress.

For more details, see our guide on how to create a custom page in WordPress.

WordPress pages versus posts (key differences)

To summarize, these are the main differences between posts and pages in WordPress.

  • The posts are timely and the pages are timeless.
  • Posts are meant to be shared on social media, and pages are not.
  • Posts are organized by categories and tags, while pages are hierarchical and organized into sub and main pages.
  • Posts have an author and a publication date, unlike pages.

The differences listed above may have exceptions. You can use WordPress add-ons to extend the functionality of both content types.

Despite these differences, there are some similarities between pages and posts in WordPress.

First, both are used to post content. It can add text, images, videos, forms and more to posts and pages. Featured images are supported both on pages and in posts.

You can create a WordPress website without using WordPress blog posts or features. It can also create a small business website with pages and a separate blog section for their news, announcements, and other articles.

Posts vs Pages: Frequently Asked Questions 

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our users about posts versus pages and how to use them properly in WordPress.

1. How many posts and/or pages can I have?

You can have as many posts and/or pages as you want. There is no limit to the number of posts or pages that can be created.

2. Are there benefits of SEO for either?

Search engines like content to be organized. Timeless and enduring content is important. However, high priority is given to recently published content.

In summary, there may be a difference, but as a beginner, no need to worry about it. Focus on organizing your site for your visitors. For more information, check out our definitive WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

3. What pages should I create on my site or blog?

It depends on the type of blog or website you are creating. However, you may want to see our list of important pages for all websites.

4. Can I change posts to pages and vice versa?

Many newbies accidentally add content to posts when they actually want to create pages. Similarly, some new bloggers may end up saving blog posts as pages.

If you are new to this, you can easily fix it using the change post type add-on. For more details, see our guide on how to change post types in WordPress.

5. Are there other types of content in WordPress besides posts and pages?

Yes there is. These other default content types include attachments, notices, and navigation menus. However, they are not used in the same way as posts and pages.

WordPress also allows you to create your own custom post types. Add-ons use this feature to create additional content types in WordPress.

For example, if you run an online store using WooCommerce, you’ll see a “Products” post type in your WordPress admin area.

For more details, see our guide on creating custom post types in WordPress.

I hope this article helped you learn the difference between pages and posts in WordPress and how to use them. You can also check out our guide on how to choose the best WordPress hosting and our best AI chatbot software for your website.

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