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Category Pages

The custom menu can be edited to add a “tab” to your site which will display only the posts that share the same blog category, tag, post format, etc…

Here are all the types of pages you can set up:

  • Categories: shows a feed of blog posts from a given category.
  • Tags: shows a feed of blog posts from a given tag.
  • Format: shows a feed of blog posts from a given post format.
  • Project Types: shows a feed of portfolio project from a given project type.
  • Project Tags: shows a feed of portfolio project from a given project tag.

In the example below, we will go over how to add a post category page.

Step 1 - Publish a post with a category

Add a new blog post to your site, and make sure to assign it a category, then publish the post.

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Step 2 - Add the category menu item

Once the post is published, edit the navigation menu to add the category page:

  1. Open the Customizer
  2. Go to Menus
  3. Select the menu to edit (in this example, it is Primary)
  4. Click on Add Items
  5. Select Categories
  6. A list of available categories will display, so select the one you need. (We’ll choose Soups for this example, then repeat the same steps to add Desserts)
  7. Click on Save & Publish to commit the update

Once added, the menu will look like this (note how Home is a Page item, while Soups and Desserts are Category items):

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Step 3 - Test the new category page

Visit the site, click on the category page which was added, and all the posts of the respective category will be displayed!

 

Need more information? Learn more about how to add your newly created category pages to a Custom Menu here, or contact the WordPress.com support.

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