How To Change WordPress Category Slug And Edit Names?
September 21st, 2014 | by Ravi Chahar || 48 Comments |
When you start your WordPress blog then you will have default WordPress category or you will get categories inbuilt in your theme. So it is necessary to edit WordPress category according to your niche. With the time you will like to increase the categories for your blog for which you should know how to know how to change WordPress default category?
Have you ever heard of WordPress category slug? Let me tell you about the slug. The URL you provide to your individual category is termed as the slug. Many bloggers maintain the category slug according to you. It’s important to show the slug or the category URL related to your category for which you should also know that you can also change WordPress category slug with the category name.
How to edit WordPress category?
Bloggers wish to show the categories at their blog according to their sequence which is also possible using WordPress. You can arrange the order of your categories. You can see the categories here including Blogging, WordPress, SEO and more. You can also add your own categories by following this tutorial. Here I am going to let you know about the changing of category slug and category names.
Step 1). Like always, first of all, you have to log in into your WordPress wp-admin and reach to your dashboard. After that take your cursor at posts where you can see categories. Click at “categories” and a new screen will appear in front of you.
Step 2). Now you can see the default categories or the categories you have already made. Have a look at one side, currently it is at the left side, there are many blank boxes to fill and asking the name of the category you want to add.
Here you can create your own slug for your category which you want to add. If you want to edit already existing categories then have a look at the other side where you can see all the existing categories with the name and slug created for them.
Step 3). As shown in the screenshots you can change WordPress category slug by clicking at any category’s name. If you want to change category slug, name or both then click on “Quick Edit” which will be shown to you when you take your cursor at the category you want to change.
Step 4). After clicking on “Quick Edit” you can see that the name and slug of the category is shown to you. You can edit the name and slug but remember that when you change the slug of any category then you may need to update the old URL with your new URL manually.
If you change the name of any category then you need to redirect it for search engine and your users otherwise, it may appear as 404 error to that particular category.
Step 5). The last step you have to follow is clicking at “update category” and your job is over. You have successfully updated your category name and slug according to you.
Did you know that you can edit WordPress category and create your own slug?
For many beginners, it’s a new thing and many if they haven’t thought that they can change WordPress category slug. Changing the name of any category or adding any new category is very easy. I hope after going through this tutorial you can easily edit WordPress category according to the niche of your blog. While doing this change if you face any problem then you can contact me.:)