VIU Campus

Categories

Each post in WordPress is filed under a category. Thoughtful categorization allows posts to be grouped with others of similar content and aids in the navigation of a site. You can even add a link to a category to your menu to allow visitors to easily access a collection of posts. 

When you create a new post on your site, you can assign it to an existing category, or create a new category for your post. If you choose not to set up categories, all posts will be filed under the Uncategorized category.

  1. In the Dashboard of your VIUBlog site, click Posts from the navigation sidebar. 

  2. Click on the name of the post you wish to edit. Alternatively, you can create a new post by clicking the Add New button.

  3. Click the Categories tab in the navigation sidebar. 

  4. If you have previously created any categories for your VIUBlog site, click the checkbox next to the category you wish to assign to the post. 

  5. If you wish to add a new category to this post, click the Add New Category text. 

  6. Give your new category a name. If you wish, you can also assign your new category to a Parent Category.

  7. Click the Add New Category button to create your new category. 

  8. Once you have finished, click the Save Draft or Publish buttons to save your changes. 

You can add, edit, and delete categories through your site dashboard.

  1. Go to your site's dashboard.

  2. Click Posts on the left-hand menu and then click Categories

  3. To add a category fill in the fields on the left side of the page and then click Add New Category

  4. To edit a category, hover your cursor over the Category on the right and click Edit. Once you have made your changes, click Update.

  5. To delete one or more categories, check the boxers next to the category and then set the Bulk Actions drop down to Delete. Click Apply.