Articles on WordPress Categories

The articles listed below cover various points on using categories in WordPress. Click the headline to read the full article.

Pages, Posts and Categories in WordPress Explained

I saw an interesting question today while browsing the queries for which this site has been returned in the search results: What is the difference between WordPress pages, WordPress posts and WordPress categories? Being able to use these three elements in the way they are intended can make a big difference to how your site… Read more

Optimise Your WordPress Site with Categories and Tags to Attract More Visitors

Update: When I originally wrote this article I was allowing the search engines to index my tag pages as well as my category pages. However, since all my articles appear in both tag and category pages, I recently changed my approach and now ‘noindex’ my tag pages. This is because the search engines can find… Read more

The Difference Between Pages and Categories

This video explains the differences – the full details are below Categories and pages are both powerful elements of WordPress, but they’re very different. One is part of the WordPress filing system, and lists archives of posts, the other is for displaying important (but static) information to your visitors. WordPress Pages: A page is where… Read more

How to Use Tags To Keep Your Readers

I wrote a post here about the difference between categories and tags but, when I reviewed it this week, I found that it’s incomplete.  So here’s an update. In that post I talked about categories being like filing cabinets, containing all your posts on a given subject area. What I didn’t say, and should have… Read more

How to Use WordPress Categories Creatively

I came across an unusual question this week:  The questioner wanted to know how to assign blog posts to specific pages that would be displaid in the blog menu. Their blog is a cookery blog and they wanted to be able to write a post that would be (for example) an Italian recipe, and allow… Read more

The Difference Between Categories And Tags

WordPress categories and tags are important tools that should lead readers to related articles, keeping them on your site for longer. And, used properly, they can be important SEO tools. Here’s what they are and what they do: Categories I use the analogy that WordPress (your website) is like a filing cabinet – it contains… Read more