How to Add Categories and Tags for WordPress Pages

This post provides instructions on how to add Categories and Tags for WordPress Pages.

By default, for a wordpress site, there are only Categories and Tags for posts, not for page. And it is not possible to edit the categories name once entered. However, once you read through this tutorials, you will be able to add Categories and Tags for both you Posts and for Pages, as well as edit them.

Download and install Post Tags and Categories for Pages plugin.

First, you need to download the plugin to your PC by clicking the “Download”.

click “install Now”

Activate the Post Tags and Categories for Pages plugin.

Once activated, go to Pages » Add New and you will find post categories and tags now available for your pages too.

That’s it. No complex setup. This plugin just works out of the box.

Before and after enabling categories and tags for WordPress pages

What this plugin does is that it modifies the default categories and tag taxonomies and associate them with Page post type along with the default posts. Lets say you have a category called “books” that you use to sort your posts. Using this plugin, you can easily add a page and file it in the same Books category, so your page will appear in the category archive along with your regular posts.



How to Add Categories and Tags for WordPress Pages (September 10th, 2017 ) — PDF

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What’s the difference between Categories and Tags?

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Categories are meant for broad grouping of your posts. Think of these as general topics or the table of contents for your site. Categories are there to help identify what your blog is really about. It is to assist readers finding the right type of content on your site. Categories are hierarchical, so you can sub-categories.

Tags are meant to describe specific details of your posts. Think of these as your site’s index words. They are the micro-data that you can use to micro-categorize your content. Tags are not hierarchical.

For example if you have a personal blog where you write about your life. Your categories can be something like: Music, Food, Travel, Rambling, and Books. Now when you write a post about something that you ate, you will add it in the Food category. You can add tags like pizza, pasta, steak etc.

One of the biggest difference between tags and categories is that you MUST categorize your post. You are not required to add any tags. If you do not categorize your post, then it will be categorized under the “uncategorized” category.