How to Edit an existing Category in WordPress?

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Next up, we will see how you can edit an existing category.

You should start on the category setting page i.e. Posts > Categories. From the list of the categories name there, hover over the category you wish to edit. Then, click on the Edit link below it.

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click edit WordPress posts categories

After that, you can make changes in all the aspects of the category – name, slug, parent category, or description.

After you make the required changes, click on the Update button at the bottom of the page.

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Edit details of WordPress Posts Categories

Quick Edit

Else, if you only want to edit the name and/or slug of the category, then you can use the quick edit option.

Just hover over the category name and click on Quick Edit below it.

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Click Quick Edit inside WordPress Posts Categories

Then, it will open a small interface on the same page with the text boxes for category name and slug. Enter them as you want and click on Update Category.

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Update category after quick edit WordPress Posts Categories
Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana is a marketing enthusiast originally from the Himalayas of Nepal and currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is currently the Marketing Director at Mbrella Films and

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