Categories And Tags In WordPress

Anybody who uses wordpress, must have heard of or used, categories and tags. We will discuss categories and tags, in detail. We will also discuss, the difference between categories and tags.

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What Are Categories And How To Create Them?

Category is a default taxonomy in WordPress. In other words, it is the most common method of grouping the content, on your blog. You can use categories, to group your blog posts, in different sections. Categories helps audience, to determine the topics of your website so that they can navigate easily.

Consider my blog Convey Arena. My blog is primarily a technology blog, which has different topics like Technology, Internet, Blogging, Tutorials, How To, Softwares, Ebooks, Mobiles. I have converted all these topics into categories. So, in other words, each topic, in my blog is either a category or a sub category.

You can easily create or add categories in wordpress and you can do it with 2 different methods

Method 1

  • Log in to the Dashboard of you wordpress website
  • Hover your mouse over the Posts section, you will get an extended list of items
  • Click on Categories
Posts Categories
Dashboard
  • Fill in the Category Name, select Parent Category (if any), fill in the Category Description
  • Click on Add New Category
Creating Category From Dashboard
Creating Category From Dashboard

Method 2

  • Go to the Document section on your post
Creating A Category From Post Part 1
  • Type in Category Name & Select Parent Category
  • Click on Add New Category
Creating A Category From Post Part 2

What Are Tags And How To Create Them?

Tags are also taxonomy in wordpress. They are similar to Categories and are used to group content, on your blog post. You can use Tags, to group your content, in a single post. Tags help the audience, to discover the topics of your post.

You can easily create or add tags in wordpress and you can do it with 2 different methods

Method 1

  • Log in to the Dashboard of you wordpress website
  • Hover your mouse over the Posts section, you will get an extended list of items
  • Click on Tags
Create Tags From Dashboard
Dashboard
  • Fill in the Tag Name
  • Fill in the Description
  • Click on Add New Tag
Creating Tag From Dashboard

Method 2

  • Go to the Document section on your Post, and then Click on Tags.
Creating Tag From Post Part 1
  • Type in Tag Name
  • Hit Enter
Creating Tag From Post Part 2

Difference Between Categories And Tags

Categories Tags
They are generalized in natureThey are specific in nature
Usually used to group content for entire websiteUsually used to group content for a single post

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