How To Create And Add New Categories In WordPress Menu?

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How To Add Categories In Wordpress Menu
How To Add Categories In Wordpress Menu

If you are looking for a way to create and add categories to your WordPress menu, then this article is for you. This tutorial will show the step by step process to create new categories and add the same to the WordPress menu. It will also show how to create a menu item in WordPress?

WordPress categories are the easiest way to organize your blog posts. Further, when these categories are added to the WordPress menu, it becomes more convenient to the site visitors. So, WordPress Categories and Menu are the two important key factors of the blogging website. You can not run the site without creating any category and adding the same to the menu bar.

But before starting with the tutorial, let us understand what do you mean by WordPress Categories and WordPress Menu?

WordPress Categories is pre-defined taxonomies to sort and group content into different sections. These Categories are added to the navigational menu know as WordPress Menu. For more details please refer the below image.

WordPress Navigational Menu
WordPress Navigational Menu

You can add an unlimited number of categories, web pages and custom posts to your WordPress menu. You can also create more than one WordPress menu and can add the same on your site. For example, You will find three WordPress menus on our website LoveUMarketing. First, where we had added all our categories and Second & Third, where we had added all our custom web pages.

Footer WordPress Menu
Footer WordPress Menu

But for adding categories to the WordPress menu, you first require creating categories for your site. Follow the steps given below for creating new categories for your site.

WordPress Category

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to ‘Post’ and Click on ‘Categories‘ from left navigation menu
Add new Categories to WordPress
Add new Categories to WordPress
  • Fill necessary details on WordPress category page and click ‘Add New Category‘ to create a new category.
Create new category in WordPress
Create new category in WordPress

That’s all. It will create a new category for you. Now, to know how to create the menu in WordPress step by step, read the below article and follow the below steps to add these categories to the WordPress Menu.

WordPress Menu

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to ‘Appearance‘ and click on ‘Menus

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  • Select appropriate option and click on ‘Save

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That’s it. It will add your categories to the WordPress menu.

Now your turn. Feel free to contact us if you face any problem in creating a new category and adding the same to the WordPress menu.

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