How to add and delete categories in WordPress?

In order to add/delete a category in your blog, log in to the admin area and go to Posts > Categories.

To add a category, simply type its name in the Category Name field. If you wish, you can also type a category slug, description and choose a parent item. Then click Add Category and your new category will be created.

To delete an existing category, hover over it and then click the Delete button.

If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add/delete categories in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below.

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  1. Reply September 8, 2015 / 02:40 Dave BlowersSiteGround Team

    I have a blog At the right hand column of that blog Siteground Blog. I want to remove that information. If I go to Admin/Category nothing changes.

    • Reply September 8, 2015 / 05:40 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Try clearing the cache. If this doesn't help, please contact us via the Help Desk!

  2. Reply January 15, 2016 / 19:30 Ian McDonaldSiteGround Team

    When I create and edit categories (on there's no option to enter or edit the slug - instead, it's based on the title. Which means I can't change the title without changing the slug.

    Why is this field missing? What are the options for getting it back?

    • Reply January 18, 2016 / 07:29 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      You can change the title during creation, the field is named slug. You can change it afterwords by editting the category. If the field is hidden maybe you've hidden it from the "Screen Options" button on top.

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