WordPress Taxonomies


The workshop covers the differences between categories and tags and how to apply them to posts in WordPress. You will learn how to group posts into categories and subcategories according to topic areas. You’ll also learn how to use tags to label posts with keywords. You’ll understand how WordPress organizes posts using categories and tags, providing a means of taxonomy.

Learning outcomes

  1. Define taxonomy and describe how WordPress implements them.
  2. Create categories and tags.
  3. Apply categories and tags to posts.
  4. Manage descriptions and slugs for categories and tags.
  5. Utilize widgets for category and tag lists.

Comprehension questions

  • What are categories?
  • What is the best option for associating multiple keywords with posts?
  • What is a slug for a category or tag?
  • Can categories be converted to tags?
  • Length 24 mins
  • Topic Publishing, WordPress
  • Language English

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Hari Shanker R
@harishanker

I am a Community Manager for WordPress, and my contributions are sponsored by Automattic. WordPress is one of my biggest passions in my life and I enjoy working on programs that support the global WordPress community. I believe that open-source tech has the potential to make the world a better place.

I have had a rather diverse career with significant experience in the domains of Retail Banking, Print & Web Journalism, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Professional Blogging, and Education.

Outside of work, I enjoy writing (blogging) as a hobby, and I\'m a compulsive bibliophile. I\'m also happily married pet-parent.