We’ll look at how to add categories to WordPress in this post. The term “category” is used to denote sections of your website and to group posts that are related. It sorts the group content into different sections. It’s a great way to keep track of your posts.

To access the Category section follows the mentioned steps −

Step (1) − Click on Posts → Categories option in WordPress.

Step (2) − The Categories page is displayed as shown in the following screenshot.

Following are the details of the fields on Categories.

  • Name − Enter the unique name of categories.
  • Slug − A word chosen to describe your post. It is specified in the tags URL.
  • Parent − By selecting the parent category from dropdown, you can set the particular category as sub-category or can keep it as None.
  • Description − Add brief description of your category. It is optional.

Step (3) − After filling all the information about Categories, click on Add New Category button.

Step (4) − The newly created category will appear on the right side of the page after clicking Add New Category, as shown in the following screen.