WordPress posts use categories to group related posts together, this will help you to organize content into different topics. As a default our website will have the News / Blog category, but you can create more categories if needed.

Adding a New Category

To add a new category you have two options:

Add Categories from the Categories Module

(This is on the right side of the page when adding/editing a post.)

  1. Click on +Add New Category link.
  2. Enter a name for your category, (In this case we are using Events) and press Enter in your keyboard.
  3. You can also select a parent Category from the drop down menu to nest a category within another category.

Add Categories from Post Menu

  1.  You can also add new categories and manage existing ones from Post > Categories in your website admin menu.
  2. The categories screen will open, here you can add a new category by filling out the fields:
    Category Name – Give a name to your category.
    Category Parent –  If you want to nest a category within a category, select the parent category. Otherwise leave at None.
    Description (optional) – Describe what the category is for.