How to Add Categories to WordPress Pages

Categories and Tags are the two main ways to organize your WordPress content.

Both Categories and Tags are “taxonomies” and they can help you sort your content. However, on a normal WordPress site, both Categories and Tags are only available for Posts. This means that you do not have any options to organize your Pages … unless you use a plugin such as TaxoPress.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add Categories to your WordPress Pages.

  • Install the TaxoPress plugin.
  • Go to “TaxoPress” and then “Taxonomies” in your WordPress admin area.
  • Click “Edit” under “Categories”.
Editing the Categories Taxonomy in WordPress
  • Click the “Post Types” tab.
  • Check the box for “Pages”.
  • You may also way want to check the box “Show content from all post types on archive page” so that your Posts and Pages are grouped together on the Category pages.
Managing the Categories Taxonomy in WordPress
  • You will now see that “Categories” are available under “Pages” in your WordPress admin menu:
Adding Categories to the Pages post type
  • When you are editing a Page, you will see the “Categories” box in the right sidebar.
Using Categories when editing a Page in WordPress
  • You will also be able to add and remove Categories using the “Quick Edit” and “Bulk Edit” features:
Using Quick Edit to Add Categories

Now you check that everything is working correctly:

  • Go to “Pages” then “Categories” in your WordPress admin area.
  • Click “View” next to a Category.
  • You should see any Pages that have that Category.

Author

  • Steve is the founder of TaxoPress. He's from Portsmouth in southern England and now lives in Sarasota, Florida. He's involved in a few WordPress projects including PublishPress, Watchful, and TaxoPress.