In this post, we’ll look at how to edit categories in WordPress in a straightforward manner.

The steps to edit categories in WordPress are as follows.

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

Step (2) − You can view Category1 (Category1 was created in previous post WordPress – Add Category). When the cursor hovers over a Category, a list of options appears below the Category name. The categories can be edited in two ways: Edit and Quick Edit.

Edit − Click on the Edit option in the Categories section as seen in the following screenshot.

You can edit any of the required fields, and then click the Update button as shown in the following screen.

Category fields are the same from the post WordPress – Add Category.

Quick Edit − Click on the Quick Edit option in the Categories section as shown in the following screen.

You can only change the category’s name and slug here, as shown in the image below, before clicking the Update Category button.