WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

Articles of different themes are divided into different categories, helping visitors find the content they want and improving the user experience. Therefore, it is necessary to create article classification for your website. So how does WordPress create and manage article classifications? Today, Meng Meng will briefly introduce you.

Before creating a category, it is best to have a clearer understanding of the content orientation of your site and then list the preferred category name (typically 2-6 characters is appropriate).

Enter the background – articles – category directory, you can see the classification creation and classification management interface:

Add new category

Adding catalogs by default has 4 options:

  • Name – The name of the category, which is generally 2-6 characters, as in the “WordPress Theme” above
  • Aliases – Mainly used in URLs in catalogs, such as “themes” in “https://www.wpdaxue.com/category/themes” are aliases for “WordPress Themes” (WordPress by default automatically adds /category to URLs Categories)
  • Parent – The level of classification, the default is first-level classification, you can also add sub-categories; if the content of the first-level classification can also be classified into more detailed sections, consider adding sub-categories
  • Description – describes what this category is mainly about, and some WordPress themes will call this description as a description or classification description

Set default classification

The main use of the default classification is that if you do not manually specify the classification of an article when you write it, it will be automatically assigned to the default classification.

Go to Background – Settings – Write, you can set “Default Article Category”

Manage existing categories

By placing the mouse over the category name, you can manage the menu: Edit | Quick Edit | Delete | View (as shown in the “WordPress Development” above), you can click on the menu to see.

It should be noted that if a category is “default category” and cannot be deleted, you can first set other categories as the default category and then delete the category.

See Category ID

Sometimes, for example, some theme setting options, you need to fill in the classification ID in order to call the classification content, then you need to see the classification ID

Place the mouse over the category name and right-copy the link address to get the following link:


Where ID=4 is the ID of this category

Well, the basic introduction to classification is here, if there is any problem you can leave a message.


Read other articles in this series:

WordPress Beginner Part1 — what is wordpress?

WordPress Beginner Part2 — What are the conditions for building a WordPress site?

WordPress Beginner Part3 — How to install WordPress

WordPress Beginner Part4 — WordPress basic settings

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

WordPress Beginner Part6 — Little-known background “small private”

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

WordPress Beginner Part8 — New page and management page

WordPress Beginner Part9 — Set up the navigation menu

WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins