Every Post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow the classification of your Posts into groups and subgroups, thereby aiding viewers in the navigation and use of your site.

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Adding Fields to the Category, Tag and Custom Taxonomy Edit Screen in the WordPress Admin?

The question is "How do I add one or more fields to the Category, Tag and Custom Taxonomy Edit Screen in the WordPress Admin?" This question was asked on the wp-hackers list August 1st 2010 and I ...
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Is There a Difference Between Taxonomies and Categories?

I've been reading the codex for WordPress closely and am confused about the vague definitions between what a Taxonomy is and what a Category is. For that matter, term is also a word that is used in ...
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Adding categories to custom post type in permalink

I know people have asked this before and have gone as far as adding the custom post type, and rewrite for permalink. The problem is I have 340 existing categories which I would like to continue ...
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WordPress Multisite - global categories

Setting up a WP multisite instance - the client has an existing ontology / set of categories that they want to classify all content across the set of blogs. Also the desire is that any new categories ...
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Can I add a Category Metabox to attachment?

I am using register_taxonomy_for_object_type() to add the Category taxonomy field to Media uploads (attachments). I'm using this code to do so: add_action('init', 'reg_tax'); function reg_tax() { ...
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Only one category per post

How to make each post/page have one and only one category. Categories could have radio box instead of checkbox next to each.
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What is the difference between a “tag” and a “category”?

I have been using WordPress for several years, but have yet to see a reason to employ tags over categories or tags with categories. What is the thinking behind the two, and when are each appropriate?
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Get Category ID inside Category template

how do I get the cat ID inside the Template. Very important: I can not do it by the name, because we have muliple cats with the same name. Only the slug is different. If I'd get the slug, it would be ...
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Can I set a default featured image for a category?

I'm setting up a site with a theme that takes advantage of the "featured image" feature of WordPress. Since my end users are not the most tech saavy in the world, I'd like to set things up so that the ...
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List all subcategories from category

How can I get all subcategories from a certain category?
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How To Get Parent Category Slug of Current Post

My theme has styling by category using the following code, which inserts the current category's slug as a CSS class. <div class="CategorySpecificStyle <?php $category = get_the_category(); ...
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Get rid of Wordpress category, tag and author archives?

I have searched the net with no success on what should be an easy thing. I have a highly customized blog with pages, sub pages and posts. While I rely heavily on the use of categories and tags I don'...
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Individual rss feed entry length for categories?

I know how to retrieve the rss2 feed from a category in wp, namely adding /feed behind the category name. However when I do this, not all entries from that feed are included in the rss, this is ...
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How to export and import taxonomies (category, tag and/or custom taxonomy) and their terms

I want to export all Wordpress categories (no posts, just categories) from one blog to another. How can I do that ?
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Is there an easy way to make a meta box have the tabs like the Categories meta box has?

My question is pretty much summed up in the title. I'm dropping a meta box in the New Post / Edit Post admin page, and I want to be able to set it up with tabs like the Categories meta box has. I ...
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Get posts from sites in Multisite?

I'm trying to pull multiple sites posts. For example, I can pull out a single site posts by a category and total posts 10. But I'm trying to pull out both posts from two separate Multisite blogs 1 &...
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How can I allow commas in tag names?

I want to allow commas in tag names? For example, "hello, world" or "portland, or" but Wordpress keeps separating them. I can do it from the categories page: And it shows up fine. But anything ...
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How to Display Product specific to a category with WooCommerce Plugin? [closed]

I'm using plugin Woocommerce to do shop online. I have many categories for example shoes, clothes and so on. How can I display the products of specific category? I see such product loops of on the ...
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Add custom field to Category

I'd like to Add custom field to Category. I mean when I creat a category I only have Name: Slug: Parent: Description: Since I have a TV Series Site, I want to add some more fields, I want ...
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Allow users to create their own feed from selected categories?

I've been wandering around on the web for the last couple of hours wondering if there's a way to allow users to build their own RSS feed by selecting categories within WordPress, that could then be ...
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What is a good robots.txt?

What is the "best" setup for robots.txt? I'm using the following permalink structure /%category%/%postname%/. My robots.txt currently looks like this (copied from somewhere a long time ago): User-...
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Can't custom taxonomies have same terms (slugs) as categories?

I knew that it's not possible to have same terms (term slugs) under categories and tags, but surprisingly, as I realized today, that's the case with custom taxonomies as well. So for instance, if my ...
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How to check if I'm on the last page of posts?

I want to display some text on the last page that isn't displayed on the other pages. For example, on category pages: url.com/category/categoryname/page/6 or last page of all posts listed on the ...
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Using wp_category_checklist in a widget

I'm trying to use wp_category_checklist in a widget to display a list of checkboxes which, when saved, remain ticked. I'm having awful trouble at the moment getting them to save, as as far as I know ...
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How can I create a category landing page followed by pages of posts?

I'm trying to create a category template in my theme that will display static content if the user is on the first page of the archive, and then display the posts in the category on the following pages....
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Wordpress: Can I add categories/tags to all sites in my network at once?

I've installed Wordpress 3.1.2, and have enabled the multi-site network. Each employee in my department can now have their own company blog. I was hoping to provide a bunch of pre-defined categories ...
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Force category choice before creating new post?

How can I force the user to first choose a category before continuing to the editor when creating a new post? I want to set some default content, but this is based on the category, so I need to know ...
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How do the 'tag' and 'category' (default) taxonomies do 'save_post' action?

I am trying to replace the categories metabox with what looks and works like the tags metabox because there's too much hierarchy and scrolling to check the appropriate categories and sub-categories ...
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How to add category to: 'wp-admin/post-new.php'?

I want to have a link to create a new post that sets the category also. I have tried wp-admin/post-new.php?post_category=12 and wp-admin/post-new.php?cat=12, but neither worked. I also tried using ...
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How do you add categories to custom post types in WordPress?

I'd like to be able to have categories of a custom post type, how do you set this up? update I want to keep the default categories for regular blog posts, but a separate set of categories just CPT.
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Adding Categories to a WordPress Custom Post Type?

Is it possible to add categories to a Custom Post Type in WordPress?
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Inject post (from specific category) between posts in Loop

I would like to add a post (from specific category) between posts in the WordPress Loop (such as 'Sponsors'). Example: P P P S P P S P P S P P How can I achieve this? I am a beginner with coding, so ...
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get_categories for custom post type with a specific custom taxonomy attached

Basically I have a custom post type of 'products' which has two taxonomies attached to it...the normal 'category' and a custom taxonomy called 'brands'. I have a page which is 'brand' specific. On ...
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Filtering categories in the permalink structure

Using /%category%/%postname%/ for the permalink I get a URL string of all the categories that the specific post is included in. I would like the categories in the url to be filtered down to only one ...
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WP 3.9 TinyMCE no longer loads on category description editor

I've used this script below inside functions.php since WP 3.5 It converts the standard category description editor to a rich text editor. Unfortunately, after upgrading sites to WP 3.9, the ...
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add_action hook for completely new post?

publish_post Runs when a post is published, or if it is edited and its status is "published". Action function arguments: post ID. -Plugin API Documentation I've added the publish_post hook ...
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WooCommerce: List All Categories

I'm using the WooCommerce plugin with WordPress and within my theme I'd like to list all categories within a navigation menu with PHP. I've tried using woocommerce_product_categories(); but I don't ...
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How to get category and archive title?

When I query the category (category.php), how do I get the title of the current category, ie., the one that is being queried? And how do I get the title for tag and date (be it the day, the month or ...
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Display All Products by Category with WooCommerce

With WooCommerce, I want to display all the categories in a store as headings, with all of their products listed below in an unordered list. Is this possible to do? I've seen a few things that'll let ...
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Different number of posts in each category

I have categories driven site. I have different template for each category. I would like to set different number of posts – different for each category. Plus I would like to add proper previous and ...
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Remove the category/taxonomy description field?

How can I remove the category/taxonomy description field? The one which shows up on the edit category/taxonomy page.
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Plugin for custom sort order for categories?

I'd like to employ a sort order option in my theme to allow categories to be sorted similar to pages. Can anyone recommend a plugin that does this?
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Checklist of selected categories

On my blog I have a large number of categories >500, so I need to have some kind of checklist which categories are already selected to continue selecting. For example, if we have cat1, cat2, cat3......
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How to show all posts of the category in wordpress?

I have create a category by using Custom Post Type plugin, and now only the 5 most recent posts of the category are showing. What I want is to show all posts for the category. For examle, suppose I ...
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Decreasing the Memory Consumption of a WordPress Site?

The test site requires a lot of memory when viewing some category/archive pages. I met with the following error messages yesterday: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (...
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Show Sticky Posts in Category Archive

I'd like to be able to show sticky posts at the top of category pages. I'm using archive.php for my category page. I'm using the code below to display sticky posts at the top of my category archive ...
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How to get current_cat in navbar, in single post

In a site I have using Wordpress 3.0, when I'm in a single post, the navbar showing the categories doesn't give the parent category the class of "current_cat" and therefore that category is not ...
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Different post sort order within different categories

I need to give each post a unique post order for multiple Categories (per post) it is in. I can imagine a solution using custom fields whereby for each Category there is a corresponding custom field ...
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What's the URL for a category archive?

If my category URL is: /blogs/category/foo and my archive URL is: /blogs/2011/02/ what's the URL for 'foo' blogs from February 2011?
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WP_Query ignores post_type in category view

I have following query to select posts by my custom post-type. This works fine while being on the frontpage (the snippet is included in the sidebar). As soon it gets executed on a category page the ...