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How to create a blog category?

Before you start posting, you should consider creating a blog category structure for your content. Categories are used to sort and group content into different section. For example, if you have a sport news blog, you may want to create such categories like football, basketball, tennis and so on. In this article you will find out how to add a new category to your WordPress blog.

WordPress blog category

To create a new category in WordPress go to Posts -> Categories in your WordPress Dashboard (Administration Panel):

WordPress blog category

You should see a form of adding new category:

wordpress blog category - add new

Let’s take a closer look to the available fields:

Name - enter the name of the category. This is the name which appears on your site.

Slug - enter the slug name. This is the name which appears in the friendly url. It usually contains lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens.

Parent - choose a parent category. If you create your first category you should leave this option as "None". If you want to create a hierarchy of your categories, you can choose here a parent category for your next categories.

Description - enter the description of the category. The description usually is not dispalyed by default, but some themes may display it.

Add New Category - once you have filled in all information click on this button to submit the category.

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