Mar 202015

First Time Blogging WordPress Categories And Tags helps you understand the importance of choosing the correct categories and tags for your blog.

Last Updated: August 27, 2018

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First Time Blogging WordPress Categories And Tags Steps

Categories and tags are very important for your blog. Your categories must be keywords that are related to your blog post and pages. Categories help you organize your blog and helps search engines like Google find your posts when someone types in the search fields keywords that are related to your blog.

Try and make sure the categories and tags you add are related to your blog. If not this could reduce the changes of your blog post, pages being found by the search engines. It also represent a type of spamming. If you have a structural plan from the beginning, you can avoid issues later on.

Tags are similar to Categories but work differently. Click on the following link WordPress tags to learn more about tags.

Step 1 ) The following image Posts allows you to add or edit Categories and Tags.


Step 2 ) The following image Add New Category allows you to set up the following options.

  • Name
  • Slug
  • Parent
  • Description
  • Click on Add New Category button


Step 3 ) The following image Add New Tag allows you to set up the following options.

  • Name
  • Slug
  • Description
  • Click on Add New Category button


Step 4 ) For my blog I used categories and tags that define what my blog is all about. You can check the following URL categories to see a list of all my categories.

An example of the Categories and Tags that I use in my blog.


  • WordPress
  • Blogging
  • Tutorial
  • Theme
  • Gimp
  • Security


  • Analytics
  • Android
  • Suffusion
  • Addons

Example of Categories and Tags usage

For this blog you could use the word Theme as a category and Suffusion as a tag. Another combination could be WordPress as a category and Theme and or Suffusion as tags.

You can already see how this can get complicated very easily and become a challenge for you if you don’t plan properly from the beginning. This can also help you avoid complications if you are using Google’s webmasters tools.


Click on the following URL Permalinks Setup to continue with the setup.

You can also check my WordPress setup tutorials. I am constantly adding new ones.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this post from time to time so keep coming back for the latest.


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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