How to Edit Categories in WordPress

Hi, and welcome to In this tutorial, I’m going to be showing you how to edit a category. Now you may have briefly seen this in our adding a category video, but I’m going to touch on it a little bit more now. And what you want to do first is go to the Categories option on your posts submenu, and it’ll bring you, of course, to the Categories page.


Now instead of going to this section where you would add a new category, you want to come right here to the list of categories you have already created. And if you notice, as I go over each one, you will see three words popped up: Edit, Quick Edit, and Delete. So obviously here is where you can edit and delete them. So one option you can have is you can click Quick Edit where two boxes will open where right from here, you can change the name and the slug and update it.


Or you can click Edit, which will bring you to the Edit Category page for that particular category. So here, what I’m going to do is just change the name of the category and add a description. So what I would do is I would backspace whatever I already have and I want to add a different name and just make it All DIY – All Do-It-Yourself.


And I’ll keep it none because I want it to be a main category, and in the description, I will just copy and paste something I wrote. In this category, you can find great ideas for do-it-yourself activities around the house and garden. So here, I have my description, and I changed my name. And then once I’m done, I’m going to click “Update,” which will save the changes I’ve just made. And now if you come back to the Categories page, you will notice that the category’s been changed. It says “All DIY,” and it also has a description next to it now. And anytime you want to go back and change any information for any category, this is how you would do so.


Thank you for watching.


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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.