How to Add Category & Subcategory to WordPress

WP Solution is one of the best helping hands for beginners, and we aim to ensure you find everything you need to run a quality WordPress site. In the following article, we’ll talk about categorization of your posts. When you are going to post a new topic, you need to select a category based on the subject. You’ll want to organize them in a way that makes it easy for users and guests to find posts that they’re interested in without any hassle.

When you’ve been posting for a while and you have a lot of different posts, then you may need to create subcategories within your categories. Doing so is not difficult, as you’ll soon see!

Adding Category

By clicking on Post, then Categories, you will find the category menu which is where you can add new categories.


If you do not want a specific URL, you need to leave the slug blank. By using the SEO Friendly URL Structure, you can use a default category like WordPress Plugins, and we recommend that you do so.

http://www.yoursite.come/category/wordpress plugin/

If you want to change the URL, you need to add the slug wp-plugin. The parent category is the top-level category, so don’t select a parent category.

You can also add a category when you are writing a post.  Do not create a category for every single post! Create a category only when it is actually required. The structure of categories needs to be well-organized. You should remember that if the slug needs to be edited or you need to add a description, do so before you publish any posts under that category.

Adding Subcategory

For a magazine or a site with a lot of content, subcategories are an important tool for organizing the posts. Creating subcategories for popular topics is a smart decision. Let’s say your blog is about sports. If you’re posting about several different types of sports, then you could create subcategories such as swimming, hunting, skiing, and so on.


If your posts are categorized and you’re defining URLs by using the SEO Friendly URL Structure, then your posts will appear like this:


Do not create subcategories out past the second level!That can be confusing for your users. Avoid doing this:

  • Category
  • Subcategory
  • Sub subcategory
  • Sub sub subcategory

Instead, try to emulate this:


To create a subcategory, first go to the category menu and then point the cursor of your mouse to the category you wish to turn into a subcategory. There, you’ll find the edit option. Click the edit button and change the parent from “none” to the category of your choice.

Categorization is an essential technique for helping users make sense of your blog and find posts on subject matter they’re interested in. Be sure to maintain your categories carefully and label your posts appropriately. Hopefully this blog has helped you make sense of the categories for your own site!

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How to Add Category & Subcategory to WordPress

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