WordPress Basic: pages, categories, Tags, and Comments.

Post: Categories, Tags, and Pages

Adding a new page is essential because there are situations when you want to create new web pages for your site, which may contain additional content, or you redirect a link to a new page that contains information regarding that topic or link. As you all know, a website can have multiple web pages; these pages can be created in WordPress using this feature. In this chapter, you will learn about how to deal with pages in WordPress.

What Are Pages in WordPress?

Creating pages for your website is similar to that incorporating Posts in WordPress. Pages can be defined as a collective set of static content that does not change its display information dynamically during the website run. Let us now get to know how to add or make a page in WordPress.

How to Add a New Page in WordPress?

Here are the steps to add new pages in WordPress, and this is similar to adding new posts:

  1. To add a new Post on your website through WordPress, you have to log in to the WordPress account.
  2. You will now see the screen of the Dashboard.
  3. On the left side of your Dashboard, you will see Admin Sidebar Menu.
  4. Go to the Pages on the menu and choose Add New.
  5. Now you will see a new screen where you will be given the option to add a title and content for your web page.
  6. There are two primary components of this screen:

(i) Title: where you can insert the title of your page

(ii) Content: where you will inscribe the content for your page. It can be done in two different ways:

a. Visual mode is where you can write in a regular format by using WYSIWYG Editor.

b. Text mode is where you can write in HTML format like you are writing in Windows Notepad.

What Is a WYSIWYG Editor?

WYSIWYG Editor has similar capabilities to that of a Word Processor, which is a primary interface where you can draft and format your content. The different buttons it contains for editing formatting are Bold, Italics, Word strike, bullet-list, number-list, block-quote, left, right alignment, justify, add-link, distraction-free writing toggle button, toggling toolbar, and horizontal line.

Publishing a New Page in WordPress

Once you are done writing your entire article or content, you can publish the page to the user by clicking the Publish button from the right window screen.

Here is the list of components that comes under the Publish section:

  1. Save Draft — is used for saving the page as a draft.
  2. Preview — is used for previewing your page before publishing.
  3. Move to Trash — is used for deleting the page.
  4. Status — is used for changing the status of your page, whether it is published, pending, or under reviewer draft.
  5. Visibility — is used to modify the visibility of the page to public, private, or password protected.
  6. Published — is used for changing the published page date and time.
Publishing a New Page in WordPress

Edit Existing Page

To edit an existing page, you have to go to your WordPress dashboard. From there, you have to navigate to the Pages Menu > “All Pages”. Under “All” or “Published”, you will see the list of pages you have published or already created. There you have to hover your mouse. There the Edit and Quick Edit options will come in the form of a link.

Delete Existing Page

For deleting a page, navigate to Pages > “All Pages”. Here from the list of all published pages, you have to hover your mouse on that page, that you want to delete. Then you will find a Trash option in the form of a link for deleting the particular post.

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Grouping the content into different sections according to their genre is necessary for making the readers and viewers comfortable with the selection of content. WordPress provides a popular tool that can help in sorting and grouping all of your website contents into different sections. In this chapter, you will learn about the concept of WordPress categories and how to use them.

What Are WordPress Categories?

WordPress categories is an essential tool that is used by admins and users in dividing the website’s content into various sections. You may have noticed that the various material you write can be further divided into different categories. The categorization based on genres and types tells readers about the post so that readers can quickly find any post from the post’s collection.

Categories are a convenient way to organize your written posts. There may also be multiple subcategories, which makes the hierarchical arrangement of posts potential. Furthermore, a single post can be positioned in more than one category, so that it can become available from multiple dimensions. It gives you as well as readers a lot of flexibility in showing precisely the posts you wish to as well as accurately the way you want within the site’s widgets, menus, or in your WordPress theme directly. In case there is no category added to your posts or contents, then by default, the category is set to uncategorized.

How to Create Categories in WordPress?

To create new categories in WordPress, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the “Posts” menu > “Categories”.
  3. On the left window pane of your page, you will see a tab that will let you create categories. There you have to fill in the category name, followed by the category description in the text box, and when all the information is fed, you have to press the “Add New” Category button.
How to Create Categories in WordPress?

How to Assign Posts to Categories in WordPress?

As soon as you are down-setting the category in structure, you can incorporate the different posts into categories. There are two ways of doing this. To implement categorization in your posts, you have first to open a particular post (or create a fresh one) and then place a checkbox from the Categories section, which you will find in the rightmost corner of your screen for assigning categories to your posts.

Components of Adding Categories

  1. Name: is where you will name the category, which will be unique.
  2. Slug: is implemented in your URL for displaying your category.
  3. Parent: is where you can add sub-categories assigning your category or select none, this selection is optional.
  4. Description: are also optional. Here, you are given a text box to put a brief description of your category.

Editing and Deleting a Category

For editing a category, you have to navigate to the “Posts” menu > “Categories”. Now, hover your mouse to the category for editing as well as deleting as per your wish.

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Tagging your WordPress posts into specific keywords and terms will allow you to categorize your contents and articles within your website. Hence tagging is an essential element of WordPress, which makes SEO much more comfortable, and this feature is provided in the form of a tool in WordPress, though it is optional. In this chapter, you will learn about the concept of tags and how to use them.

What Are WordPress Tags?

WordPress Tags can be defined as a set of information that you can attach to your WordPress content for categorizing and better identifying content. Each post can have many tags that can allow the visitors to click on a tag for finding related posts that have the same tag. When you mention a tag correctly, it not only helps readers easily find content but also helps in search optimization.

How to Include Tags in Your WordPress Post?

The steps to include tags in your posts are:

  1. Log in to WordPress and go to your dashboard.
  2. From there, you have to navigate to Posts > Tags.
  3. You will now see a new screen which will be the “Tags” page.
  4. From that page, you have to fill all the required fields that are discussed below:

Name: is where you will name the category, which will be unique.

Slug: is implemented in your URL for displaying your category.

Description: are also optional. Here, you are given a text box to put a brief description of your category.

5. After inserting all the above information, you have to click the “Add New Tag” button.

6. This will bring the newly created tag on the right side of the page, which you can see on your screen.

How to Include Tags in Your WordPress Post?

Editing Tags in WordPress

Here is a list of simple steps that you can follow to edit tags in WordPress:

  1. From the dashboard, go to your Posts menu.
  2. From there, choose the Tags option.
  3. You can view the tags that you have created previously using the steps mentioned above.
  4. As you hover the mouse cursor on the Tags, you will be able to see a few options that will be displayed below the Tag name.
  5. From there, you can either choose the Edit or the Quick Edit option.
  6. Now, edit any of the desired fields you want to modify and then click the Update button to reflect the changes.

Deleting Tags in WordPress

If you want to remove the tag from your WordPress post altogether, then you need to follow some specific steps or approaches to doing it.

  1. From the dashboard, go to your Posts menu.
  2. From there, choose the Tags option.
  3. You can view the tags that you have created previously using the steps mentioned above.
  4. As you hover the mouse cursor on the Tags, you will be able to see a few options that will be displayed below the Tag name.
  5. From there, you can either choose the Delete option.
  6. A pop-up dialog box will ask for confirmation. Click OK to delete the tag.

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Since WordPress allows its users to interact with its readers easily, there should have to be a way that one creator or user can get to know about the reviews of contents, articles, and blogs or get to know about the feedback from your readers and proceed accordingly. This communication and understandability are made possible with the help of Comments on WordPress. In this chapter, you will learn about the concept of Comments and how to use them.

What Are Comments in WordPress?

Comments are a unique feature that allows WordPress users to interact with different bloggers of the same project or with the team. The primary intention of using Comments is to get to know what your readers or viewers are looking for, and they can also provide feedback through this feature of WordPress. Through this, you can also get to know what other things you can do for your readers. There is also an option for activating and deactivating the comment box. By default, the comments boxes are kept enabled.

Enabling and Disabling Comments in WordPress

Adding comments in WordPress allows the visitors to have a conversation or provide feedback that, once approved by the admin, makes a comment visible. Here are the necessary steps that can be followed to add comments to your blog posts.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Now navigate to the “Pages” menu > “All Pages”.
  3. Choose any page from the Page screen list and click to open it.
  4. Now, from the top right corner, you will see a drop-down “Screen options”.
  5. From there, tick the checkbox for Discussion and Comments
  6. This will allow you to view the discussion and Comment box at the bottom of your page.

There is another way to enable the comment box.

  1. Go to your dashboard > Settings.
  2. From the Settings menu, choose Discussion.
  3. Now you will see a Discussion settings screen.
  4. From there you can choose “Allow people to post comments on new articles”.

Using the above two steps, if you un-tick or remove the tick from the checkbox, your comment option will get disabled automatically. Furthermore, there is another option by the name “Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page”. This allows the viewers to ping and trackback their viewers’ actions.

Editing Comments in WordPress

Editing comments is possible only from the administrator’s end. Here is a list of steps that you have to follow to edit a comment in WordPress:

  1. From the dashboard of WordPress, navigate to the Comments menu.
  2. There you will see a list of comments from all the various pages of your site.
  3. Select any comment you wish to edit. There you will see the Edit option/link.
  4. Once you click that, the Edit comment page will show up on your screen.
  5. You can edit the comment from here and click on Update Button.

From here, you can change or modify the name, e-mail address, URL, or comment from the comment box.

Moderation of Comments in WordPress

Moderation of Comments is the technique where when readers comment on the posts, the comments do not get published and seek the approval of the admin. It deals with comment management, which restricts the spamming of comments.

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Ajay Dhangar

Hello, my name is Ajay Dhangar I’m a web developer with extensive experience for over 2 years. My expertise is to create and website design and more…