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How to Use Categories and Tags in WordPress

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This video demonstrates how to use categories and tags in WordPress to better organize your posts and make it easy for your readers to find related content.

Tags are essentially keywords that you assign to each post. They are typically displayed underneath each post. Someone viewing your blog can click on one of those tag links, and an archive page with all the posts containing that tag will be displayed.

Every post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow your posts to be classifieds into groups and subgroups. If a visitor to your site clicks on a category link, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that category will be displayed. Unlike tags, categories may be assigned to a parent category, enabling you to set up a hierarchy within the category structure.

Covered in this video:

  • Understanding the difference between tags and categories.
  • Using categories and tags in WordPress to better organize related content.
  • How to add and edit categories using the Posts > Categories sub-panel.
  • Using category parents to sort content hierarchically.
  • How to add and edit tags using the Posts > Tags sub-panel.

About Shawn Hesketh

Every day, I help people learn how to use WordPress to build their own online business, website, or blog. In 2008, I created WordPress 101, which has helped more than two million beginners learn how to use WordPress.

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