You can access the Categories screen by hovering over or clicking on “Posts” in the left-hand sidebar, then choosing “Categories“.
The Categories screen will look like the photo below. The category names listed will differ, to fit your website.
Add a category
To add a new category enter the “Category Name” and “Category Slug“, choose a “Category Parent” from the drop down list (optional), and enter a “Description” for the category. Once you’re finished, click on the “Add Category” button.
The category name can be the full name of the category to be used, for example “Wedding Catering”. The slug (which is part of the category URL) will be a search engine friendly version of the category. If you do not enter a slug the system will automatically create one consisting of all lowercase words separated by a hyphen, for example “wedding-catering”.
Hint: Categories can have a hierarchy. For example, “Weddings” may be a parent category for the sub-categories of “Wedding Catering”, “Photography” and “Cars”. If the category you are adding should be a sub-category, make sure to choose a parent category from the drop down list.
Edit a Category
On the right of the screen is a list of all the categories on your website. Placing the mouse over the name of a category in the list displays a menu of options, or simply clicking on the category name will take you to the “Edit category” screen for that category.
Clicking on the “Count” number to the far right of the post name will take to you to the “Edit Post” screen with a list of the posts assigned to this category.
If you “Delete” a category, there is no way to get it back. Make sure you really want it permanently removed from your website.
Below is an image of what the “Edit Category” page looks like. Here you can simply edit the category name, category parent and description. Click on the “Update” button to make your changes.
Note: If you need to update the category slug and the category has already been used, please let Vivid Image know so we can setup a 301 redirect to make sure that anybody that was using the old URL gets redirected to the new one.