Post Categories

Updated on July 12, 2022

Categories are used to organize posts into similar groupings. Choosing the correct category is the most important thing to remember when creating posts. If the category isn’t defined, your post will be placed in the Uncategorized category. The post will still appear in your post archive but not necessarily where you want it display.

Example: If you plan to display posts on your home page for people to browse, Iroc Web Design Services would create a category called “Home News”. All posts given this category will appear in the space we have created on the home page.

Create a New Category

  1. Navigate to the post you would like to categorized on the site’s back-end.
  2. The “Categories” dialog box is located in the right of your screen under the “Featured Image” box. Click on “+ Add New Category”.
  3. Type in the desired category title.
    • A Parent Category can be chosen. This will further organize your posts.
  4. Click “Add New Category” when finished. Your new category will automatically be selected for your current post.

Select an Existing Category

  1. Navigate to the post you would like to categorized on the site’s back-end.
  2. The “Categories” dialog box is located in the right of your screen under the “Featured Image” box. Click on “+ Add New Category”.
  3. Choose the desired category. A checkbox will appear next to any chosen category. A post can be assigned of multiple categories.

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