How to Add Categories and Tags for WordPress Pages

Categories and tags help you sort your content and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. When creating a WordPress post both categories and tags can come in very handy for organizing your content. In past we have covered how to use Categories vs Tags. By default both categories and tags are only limited to posts, so when you create a new page in WordPress, you will notice that there is no option to add categories or tags to your WordPress page. Recently one of our readers asked us if there was a way to have categories and tags work with both post and pages. Like we always say, there’s a plugin for that. In this article we will show you how to add post tags and categories for WordPress pages.

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Post Tags and Categories for Pages plugin. Once activated, go to Pages » Add New and you will find post categories and tags now available for your pages too. That’s it. No complex setup. This plugin just works out of the box.

Before and after enabling categories and tags for WordPress pages

What this plugin does is that it modifies the default categories and tag taxonomies and associate them with Page post type along with the default posts. Lets say you have a category called “books” that you use to sort your posts. Using this plugin, you can easily add a page and file it in the same Books category, so your page will appear in the category archive along with your regular posts.

We hope this article helped you add post categories and tags to your WordPress pages. Do you use categories and tags with pages? If so, then let us know how you are using them by commenting below.