Step Three: Add Details for the Category
Once this page has loaded, on the left hand side of the page will be a section dedicated to adding categories to the site. The following options are available to editors and admins by default:
- Name: Category name as it is to appear on the website
- Slug: Slug, as we’ve previously covered is the URL friendly version of the category name in all lowercase with spaces replaced with hyphens
- Parent Category: Allows for the category to be given a hierarchy with parent categories above a child category being defined.
- Description: Not all WordPress themes use descriptions however some may display whatever description is inserted into this field. Can also be used for internal use if the description is not shown via the theme.
Other options may also be available based on the theme. Themes like Avada offer additional options such as defining a featured image to use as well as content padding, etc.