Understanding Categories and Tags For Your Website/Blog

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!

Understanding Categories and Tags For Your Website/Blog by Aaron Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Author: Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson is the founder of Fairies Dreams & Fantasy, and he’s an independent author/musician who is blind. He started Fairies Dreams & Fantasy as his new site. You can follow him on BandCamp His nicname is Fairy-Rider because he rides a fairy in his imagination. He’s also a vegetarian, and online activist who want to make our internet, and our creative world a better place to be.
Born and grew up in New York City. He went to school there,. He lives in a big family.
Before he started his new Website; he started writing books to keep his imagination going. First, he relied on using paper and the brailler to write books,–before he has a new computer to work with his projects. He wanted to believe in fairies because he believes that’s an alternative to Christianity. He started believing in fairies in 2005,–after he lost vision due to defective surgery, and his mother was so angry at his surgent who maybe don’t have any experience or something. Invisible fairies has helped him out cope with his difficult life.
During the time while he’s believing in fairies; he went to Kansas State School For the Blind, and he started reading braille as he learned something new. He has to watch some movies what he remember watching since he’s a little boy.
From 2005 to 2006; he started running track, and continued his writing project, and he can draw good pictures. He has to drink some tea, interact with other student without any violence, and create something new.
He has interest of riding a carousel, going to a fair, and read books with fairies inside.
Currently; he lives in an apartment solo. But he do have some friends! However, he has to deal with all of the issues what he encountered; he has to varify if his parents were paying his bills.
His projects has been limited to his offline creation because, due to his mother’s gambling, and economic abuse what she left behind, he has to get some problems in his family resolved. His trusted ally has helped him get out of his mother’s mess.
After he barely recovered from economic abuse; he launched his new blog on a new self-hosted site, Fairies Dreams & Fantasy.