Whether you’re writing stories that are fictional, or you’re just writing reviews; it’s easier to sort your content by categories. Say if you write about Jewish culture,–along with writing about your favorite movies; you can categorize your posts as you publish a new post for your website/blog.
Categorizing your posts
Go to your website dashboard by typing your site’s URL,–follow by /wp-admin
, and log in. If you were prompted to login; enter your login information.
After you logged into your site dashboard, go to the posts section, and edit or create a new post.
At the post editor; go to the categories section, and create new categories. You’ll be presented with a text field, and a button to add new categories. Your list of categories will be updated.
Activate the add new category link again, and select your desired categories.
Either activate the “Save Draft” button, “Update” button, or “Publish” button,–after you are done. You can always change your categories if you want to edit your categories as you build your site.
Using categories is useful to organize your posts on your website because of the following:
- It’s easier to organize your content,–making it less cluttered. This is pretty useful if your site gets bigger overtime. Think about building a house, or writing a long book for your readers. Or in some cases; you had a super large site that contains lots of posts that focused on one topic, but some of them are in a different topic what you’re currently building up..
- If your post uses one category, and you have each posts categorized with 1 category, but you use tags; you might need to use different categories as you organize large posts that you write.You can also setup subcategories,–if you wanted to further organize other content.–whether if you written posts as a wiki for your books, characters, movies, etc.
- Without categories; your content may be too difficult to be related to certain topics, all of them will be labeled as “Uncategorized” as a default category.
Tagging your posts
Tags are optional. You can place tags that is related to your posts, this is useful if you want to get your content searched via a search engine.
Just add tags at the tags field, and activate the add button. Use the “X” button to remove a tag.
Don’t use tags for the purpose of gaining traffic for your content on your site. Use tags that are relevant to your post content. None the less; be careful NOT to use too much tags, or non-related tags when publishing your new posts because that may lead your site to become a splog, or a spam site.
Choose tags carefully when tagging posts. Be careful not to overuse tags, or repeat other tags that is relevant to your content.
Keep in mind; you can also go to the tags area on your dashboard to see an overview of your commoly used tags on your site. It’s the same thing what your categories are presented.
Adding descriptions to your categories
This is useful if you wanted to describe your category for your visitors who wanted to see which category what they’re looking for. You can add HTML to your description,–whether you’ve wanted to add an image to your description.
Go to the categories section, and edit a category of choice.
Go to the description area, and describe your category.
Activate the update button, and confirm your data is saved.
View your categories page to confirm your description is visible. You can always edit your category later on, whether you’re fixing a typo, you can always update your description at anytime without any limits, and no fees!