How to Add a Category to a Menu in WordPress

Categories in WordPress.

Categories are a good way to group similar kinds of posts and help your visitors to easily navigate your site. They are meant to be used more broadly than tags. If you wrote a book review, for example, you can add that review to the category ‘book reviews’ and then tag it with the writer, the title, the kind of literature, etc. Properly categorize all your posts or pages and add them to your menu(s). If you want to know how to add a tag to a menu, click here. If you don’t know how to create a menu, click here. To find out how you can add pages and posts to a menu, click here. To create a menu with submenus, click here.

Add a category to a menu in WordPress.

To add a category to a menu in WordPress, you must first open your WordPress dashboard. You see the word ‘Appearance’ in the vertical list of words running down the left side of the homepage.

Wordpress Dashboard

Click or hover over ‘Appearance’ and you will see several categories to choose from.

WordPress Appearance Menu

Click ‘Menus’.

WordPress Menus

Select the menu to which you want to add a category. Click ‘Categories’.

WordPress Edit Menu

Select the category that you want to add to your menu ( and click ‘Add to Menu’. Click ‘Save Menu’.

WordPress Categories

!!! If the tab ‘Categories’ is not immediately visible, scroll to the top. At the corner, you see ‘Screen Options’. Click it.

WordPress Screen Options

Select ‘Categories’. You can now go on as planned. Don’t forget to click ‘Save Menu’ to save the changes.

WordPress Screen Options Select Categories

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