How to Tag and Add Categories to WordPress Pages

Both categories and tags are limited to posts by default, so when you create a new page in WordPress, you will notice that there is no option to add categories or tags. We’ll show you how to add post tags and categories to WordPress pages in this article. Both categories and tags can help you organize your content when creating a WordPress post. We’ve discussed how to use Categories vs Tags in the past. Users will find it easier to find what they’re looking for if you use categories and tags to organize your content. There’s a plugin for that, as we always say. One of our readers recently inquired if categories and tags could be used for both posts and pages.

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When you go to Pages » Add New after you’ve activated it, you’ll notice that post categories and tags are now available for your pages as well. There is no need for a complicated setup. The Post Tags and Categories for Pages plugin must first be installed and activated. This plugin is ready to use right away. That is all there is to it.

You can easily add a page and file it in the same Books category as your regular posts using this plugin, and your page will appear in the category archive alongside your regular posts. Assume you have a category called “books” in which you organize your posts. This plugin modifies the default categories and tag taxonomies, as well as the default posts, and associates them with the Page post type.

Do you use tags and categories to organize your pages? This article should have assisted you in adding post categories and tags to your WordPress pages. If that’s the case, let us know how you’re putting them to use in the comments section below.

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    Hello there,

    There are no categories in the search results. The Avada theme is what we’re using, and we’d like to see categories in the results. Do you have any ideas on how to fix it? We’ve been using this plugin based on your recommendation. We like the features, but there is one thing that bothers us.

    To include the categories in the display, you’ll need to contact the support for your specific theme.

    Thank you very much. There hasn’t been a review of the plugin you suggested in over a year. Dee Dee Dee Dee Dee De Could you recommend a more recent one? Hello there,

    Take a look at our article below for more information on that message:

    I’m pretty sure a “page” isn’t the same as a “post.”

    Correct, they are two distinct types of posts.

    Is it possible for you to demonstrate the solution without using a plugin by sharing custom code? I enjoy reading your blogs because I was able to find a solution to my problem, but I noticed that you recommend installing a plugin.

    It depends on the problem; we try our hardest to add a method for using code instead of a plugin for those who are looking for it, but not all problems can be solved with a small amount of code. Because plugins are also collections of code, there may be some overlap between the code we show and the plugin we recommend.

    Unfortunately, this plugin is no longer available in the repository because it hasn’t been updated in over two years. Are there any other options?

    If you click on the link in this article, it will take you to a page where you can download the plugin and install it on your site. Should you install plugins that haven’t been tested with your WordPress version?’t-been-tested-with-your-wordpress-version/

    Is there a benefit to using pages rather than categories?

    Check out for more information. A page is typically used for content that does not need to be updated frequently, whereas categories can be used to group your posts.

    Wowwwww. Thank you very much, Wpbeginner Team.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our article; we hope it was useful.

    Hello there,

    If I create a new category ABC on my, for example, the link will be I’m curious if it’s possible to make pages act as categories for SEO purposes. Because it isn’t a category, however, search engines may treat it as a static page. If I create a page with the slug ABC, however, it will have the following link:

    Is it possible to make the page into a category?

    Take a look at our guide here: to learn how to customize the permalink.

    Thank you, I’ll take a look at it.

    This is a fantastic tip on a crucial topic. Hello there.

    Thank you; we’re glad you found our information useful.

    Thank you for your response; are the pages still considered static? Will a static “About” page that I create without assigning a category remain static? On the other hand, how about making pages into posts with content?

    Even if you add them to a category, it should keep them as static pages.

    It may no longer be maintained or supported, and using it with more recent versions of WordPress may cause compatibility issues. However, this plugin has not been tested with WordPress’s most recent three major releases. Keep up the good work, boss.

    Thank you for letting us know; if this plugin stops working, we’ll be sure to look into alternatives.

    Hello there. It reverts to its original state. I’m having trouble assigning a new category to objects that were given the same category name but a different slug for reasons beyond my control, and I’m supposed to ‘pull’ these objects into the new category. However, because the files have the same name but a different slug, WP doesn’t seem to be able to tell the difference and keeps throwing them into the old category. If there was a global function, other than the categories plugin, that allowed me to select files and reassign them to a different category, because when I try to do so, only the old one appears (despite the fact that the new one is clearly present).

    You could rename the category instead of transferring the posts individually if you’re trying to rename it:

    Hello, I’m using the events manager plugin, which creates separate pages for each event. The plugin settings allow you to choose whether to display events as pages or posts. However, when creating an event in either case, it only allows you to add or select an ‘event category,’ not the ‘categories that I create for my blog posts or pages.’

    Is there a plugin that allows me to add my default post category to my events so that they appear in the blog category archives as well?

    What’s more, how do we make the categories appear on the pages?

    The category functions are visible in the WordPress backend menu, but they only serve as a shortcut to the create new category section…

    I’m still unable to determine which page belongs to which category; am I missing something?

    This appears to assign pages to various categories; however, I’m curious as to how to assign a category to a page so that when I search for the page, all posts associated with the category appear.

    Hello there, WPBeginner!

    WordPress has flagged Post Tags and Categories as not having been updated in the last 12 months, and it has only been tested up to WordPress version 4.5.13. Is there a more recent plugin that does the same thing? I’m just wondering if there isn’t a functions.php addition in the child theme that could accomplish making pages taggable? Susan is a woman who has a Thank you so much for all of your wonderful tutorials.

    Suzan’s question is the same as mine.

    If you happen to have the php code for this feature, I might use it.

    WUD Category to Pages BTW, Suzan, I found a plugin that may work, but I haven’t tested it yet and would like WPBeginner’s opinion on it:

    I hope this has been of assistance.

    Greetings, Xavier.

    It appears to be in good condition.

    Is it possible to use slugs from the /categories/pagename/categories/pagename/categories/categories/categories/categories/categories/cate

    Hello, Thank You For This Fantastic Article & The New Website Structuring Methodology.

    I adore you.

    for this piece of writing

    Now, what exactly am I looking for?

    I have a real estate website, and when a user submits a property, he sees an additional three drop down menu.

    3. by type, and finally, these create an automatic link to relevant pages. 2. by geographical location Page 1 of 1

    Please assist me. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    I’m so depressed! Is there a more recent version? Hello, I was really looking forward to using this plugin, but it didn’t work for me. It created the categories but did not connect them…

    This is something I require, and it should be included by default in WP rather than requiring the use of a plugin! Is there a plugin that I can use instead? This information is probably out of date for the most recent WordPress version.

    There have been complaints on the plugin’s website that the most recent version does not work. When I search for ‘new’ in my own plugin page in various ways, I get the message “no such plugin.”

    Hello, Carol.

    No, the information and plugin mentioned in the article continue to function flawlessly. New screenshots have been added to the article.

    You might want to look into using a plugin called Category to Pages WUD.

    Hello there, Thank you very much. I can now easily add categories to both new and old pages. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    I tried the “Post Tags and Categories for Pages” plugin you recommended, and it worked perfectly. This is extremely useful for me because we need to use pages (rather than posts) for some projects because our visual editor plugin only supports pages, but I also need to be able to categorize our content. Thank you for the suggestion!

    Thank you once more! So, the issue has been resolved.

    Please let me know. What is the best way to list the category names under each page?

    This plugin has been out of date for over two years. Is there a way to do this without using a plugin so that you aren’t reliant on an old, out-of-date plugin?

    There is no difference in my opinion. What’s the difference between a dated plugin and a dated piece of code?

    Hello there! I don’t have a plugin option, but I do have a tag option. I use tags in my posts, but they don’t appear in every one. Are you able to assist me with this?

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    I’m using the free version, but it won’t let me use plugins? Is it necessary to have the upgraded WordPress version? Is there another way to add tags to my pages if this is the case?

    Is there any information about WordPress 4.4 compatibility?

    Fabricio For some reason, none of the ‘article posts’ in a category/post appear in the archives (theme from 2016). In WP4.4, I discovered some issues. By deactivating all ‘article posts,’ but not ‘article pages,’ all ‘article posts,’ but not ‘article pages,’ appear (or so I believe). In other words, archives do not display all of the pages.

    I haven’t been able to locate any literature on the subject. Is this a problem that anyone else is having? Is it possible that the Post tags and categories for pages plugin needs to be updated?

    fantastic! It’s odd that this requires a plugin.

    A very useful feature with a very good video explanation! many thanks

    Hello there,

    Has anyone figured out how to make these page categories show up in the URLs as well?

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions! This plugin is only half as useful without it. I haven’t been able to figure out how to do it.

    Sebastian is a student at the University of

    I’d like to ask you a question,

    I have a website, and I have category pages as well as TAG pages.

    The next and previous buttons, as well as the next and previous buttons, are available on category pages.

    TAG pages, on the other hand, lack the NEXT BUTTON – PREVIOUS BUTTON, and only display 10 posts related to the tag…

    This is a critical issue for me, and I absolutely require TAG pages with next and previous buttons.

    Do you have any idea why these buttons are present on CATEGORY pages but not on TAG pages?

    What are my options for resolving this problem?

    Please accept my heartfelt gratitude in advance.

    The most effective

    Thank you. Hello, I’d like to add a category to a page’s URL, such as /%category%/%pagename%. What can I do to change it? Is it possible for you to write an article about this?

    Thank you. I require a video that is created without the use of any plugins.

    Please accept my sincere gratitude. Please respond if this is possible. As a post is associated with a category, it must also be associated with a page. Is there a reversal of this? I mean, instead of categories, I want pages (to choose from) when creating a new post.

    Products appear to be a custom post type that was added to your site by a plugin or theme. Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies are covered in detail in our guide. Tags are not associated with this custom post type.

    Hello, I’m getting tag options for my posts but not for my products. Can you tell me how to enable tag options for products?

    I’d like them to be limited to a single page…. Do you know why newly created categories are shared with posts?

    Hello, everyone! How do I get rid of the parenthesis and page count in front of each category? Thank you. I’m using it to organize my online store’s products, and these don’t make sense.

    Good day, guys!

    I was hoping to see if this was possible. Thank you for providing this information.

    Has anyone discovered that adding categories to pages improves Google rankings when the permalink is changed to – /%category%/%postname%?


    Shane is a young man who has a

    No, because the urls do not change; by this, I mean that the category name does not appear in the url. As a result, this plugin is only half-baked.

    Is there a way to use functions.php to make them appear in URLs?

    I like this concept! Hello, Paul Adams.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank incredibly beneficial x

    I’m not sure where I should put the coding. Did you have a tour guide? many thanks

    In fact, I’m using the Ninja Page Categories and Tags plugin. As you mentioned, there’s a plugin for that… Alternatively, how about a list with excerpts and a featured image? So, is there a plugin… or a shortcode that will allow me to display the pages that belong to a specific category as a list of links…?

    My theme has a short code for showing posts in a category, but it does not recognize and display the pages in the category. (Weaver II Pro is the theme)

    Previously, the categories were displayed on the right-hand side of the page. I need to make a correction to my first post.

    SOLVED: I figured out what was wrong. I checked the box, and the categories have returned. I had categories unchecked in the “Screen Options.”

    Thank you for a fantastic plugin.

    It won’t show up even if I create a new page category. They used to appear on the page’s left side. My categories have vanished from the add pages screen. Do you have any idea what’s going on here?

    Please accept my sincere gratitude.

    Please disregard the previous comment. This is the right answer.

    Instead, it only displays posts. How can I display a list of pages along with their title, featured image, and other information? Hello there. The query I need to display a list of pages related to a category (pages I created and assigned to a category) doesn’t seem to work.

    Make sure you’re looking for both post types: posts and pages, in your query.

    This could be useful for a new project I’m working on. The timing was perfect.

    Will this work with multiple taxonomies as well? It would be fantastic if there was a way to group all posts into a single category (unless this is already possible?). If I buy a portfolio theme, for example, a custom taxonomy is in charge of the majority of the work. Is it possible to change the categories so that the page appears first, followed by the posts?

    You can certainly change the loop, but that would necessitate a separate tutorial.

    I’ve had a lot of trouble organizing pages, categories, and other things. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of information. This plugin will greatly simplify that process and streamline the information I provide on my website.

    In general, I enjoy this newsletter and frequently receive excellent advice and assistance. Thank you very much!

    Given that there is a plug-in for almost everything, and that many of them are extremely useful… When it comes to plugins, how many is too many?

    When does the number of plugins on a site become a burden or a risk?

    Hello, Stacy.

    Here’s a link to an article we wrote about it: I’m glad you found this tip useful.

    How many WordPress plugins should you install on your site?

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