Think of categories as your contents page.

This is where people go to find a topic they may be interested in on your site. The easier it is for them to find things of interest the more likely they are to stay.

So this means creating relevant categories for your post.

So I am into Steampunk, my categories (which I have been developing on my new site) would be;

Steampunk Gadgets
Steampunk Events
Steampunk Movies/Books
Steampunk Travel
Steampunk Criteria

So these are main categories and there may be 10 posts under each category. But my subcategories would appeal to people who want more detail so under the main category I may have;

Steampunk Gadgets

Media Centres
Computers
Utilities

So you see how it now becomes more interesting for the reader?

Let's see how you create a subcategory in WordPress...




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Gordana3 Premium
Just to clarify smth. we can find categories within the posts but we can't find categories within the page, is it true? For example, I want to write several posts within the page Review... I should then add new category, name it Review and write all planned posts within that category.
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Ultimateless Premium
Think of categories as a filing system. It's a way to keep your posts in order. One category can cover many posts. For instance, if you wrote about pets then one could have, 'pet foods', 'pet toys', 'pet games' etc. Sub categories help your reader to get more specific in their search. Main category: Pet toys - Sub category: Balls or ropes etc. Does this clarify things for you?
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Gordana3 Premium
Yes, it does, thanks, but do you know how to make such a so called "jumping out" menu which visitors can see from the front page of the site, and so be informed with categories and subcategories that way
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Ultimateless Premium
What I would suggest is work through Kyle's training and things will become clearer. It's quite a learning curve and the basics need to be understood first.
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Chezbrown Premium
If we like the page and comment are we getting to see this happy dance for real Michael. If not, then I don't think I'll bother doing either lol. xx
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Ultimateless Premium
I need proof, lol! I am good at happy dances, didn't you know that I am an entertainer?
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Chezbrown Premium
Need proof of what lol. I have read your bio and well done being able to teach as well as being able to play music. My son loves playing guitar and has 6 guitars in his room. I see you are also a magician/actor. Have you been in anything I have maybe seen at all? xx
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Ultimateless Premium
All my performances have been in Australia, so I doubt it. But in one of my posts, I put me performing at a school.
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Chezbrown Premium
Will certainly go and have a look at it Michael. Can you remember what post it is?
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Ultimateless Premium
Type magic in the search bar, I am sure you will see my moniker there, lol !
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Chezbrown Premium
Ok I will do and let you know what I think. xx
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Chezbrown Premium
Well done Michael, excellent show and would loved to have seen more of it. Have never seen Santa doing magic so that just proves that he can lol. xx
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Ultimateless Premium
LOL! Santa is full of surprises.
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Chezbrown Premium
Depends if you are on the naughty (something I have never been on) or the good list I'm sure lol. Xx
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kvimont Premium
Another great training! Now off I go to put this into practice.
Oh, and thanks for the extra work :).
Kim
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Ultimateless Premium
LOL! It's all about the work, Kim.
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LouisaB Premium
Michael, great tutorial!
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks for the compliment, Louisa.
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, Michael.
M
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Ultimateless Premium
You're welcome, Michelle.
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hopeslife Premium
So, WP supports tags, would it be OK to use those? I mean cat
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Ultimateless Premium
You need to understand the difference between tags and categories, which is covered in Kyle's training.
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hopeslife Premium
Oh OK, is that covered in the "getting started" training? I'll be on lesson 10 of that tomorrow. Lol, I stayed up all night last night chatting and replying! Sorry if this gets published twice, using a screen reader here.
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Ultimateless Premium
It does get covered but I can't remember which course.
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hopeslife Premium
OK thanks will do some WA surfing/research and try and find it. Lol, WA surfing is fun!
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, Michael.
Michelle
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Ultimateless Premium
Thank you, Michelle.
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CraigW315 Premium
Nice! I have actually been wanting to do this of late, so it's great timing. Thanks!
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad I was of help to you , Craig.
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kiliwia62 Premium
Great training, thanks Michael :)
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks for the compliment, Sylvia.
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drcmaint Premium
This is good. Thanks for this.
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, John
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Seahawk8058 Premium
The addition of subcategories also aids in not having an over populated menu at the top allowing your reader to see more of the content rather than a huge menu bar.

Great stuff Michael!

At least Bertie's graffiti is to your benefit...LOL
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Ultimateless Premium
It's all about simplicity and Bertie.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Come to think of it......Bertie is pretty simple.
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Ultimateless Premium
I know, look at his Pinterest board, it's all about him!
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Simple enough! He is his biggest fan.
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Ultimateless Premium
Don't burst his bubble. He has a following of two people.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
He's using his middle name and self-reference in the third person. I don't think that counts, does it?
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MartyHubon Premium
Thanks Micheal, amazingly timely.
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Ultimateless Premium
You were you just sitting down to a scotch, Marty? :)
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kasage00 Premium
that's information i need
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad to hear that, thanks.
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Steve1958 Premium
I NEED this!

Just when I thought I had the problem solvered...it struck again when I was trying to add three new pages to one of my sites...

I must have something ticked or something...the 3 new categories to appear at the top of my site...but noooooooooooo...it ain't happening and I've done it soooooooo many times before...

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH...to say the least!

Who knows what I'm doing wrong?????
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Ultimateless Premium
Breathe deeply my friend. Pages are different to posts and require breathing very deeply. I will help you, what ails you? :)
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Steve1958 Premium
We might be able to sort this out on Saturday perhaps?

Unless a miracle happens overnight lol :)
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Ultimateless Premium
How are you doing, Steve? I haven't heard from you, are you up for a chat today?
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Steve1958 Premium
I sent you a message...
Will catch you later when you are free...
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks, Michael! Awesome training!
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks, Rebecca, much appreciated.
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