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How to Create New Categories

Categories allow us to group our articles together.  This helps readers find related topics you might be writing about.  It also allows you to add your keywords for search engine optimization.

From the Dashboard

Step 1 – Under Posts, Click Categories


Step 2 – Type the Category Name you would like

Step 3 – Type the Category Slug that matches your category name, this should be a web friendly version, lower with no spaces.* we recommend a dash to represent a space.

Step 4 – (optional) You could decide to make this a child category, Select the parent category from the dropdown list.

Step 5 – (optional) Add a Description, most themes allow for this, some do not.

Step 6 – Once you have completed your updates, Click Add Category.

You can see a list of the current categories on the right side of the screen.  You can change the name of the category by clicking on the name, making your change and then saving your updates.

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