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[resolved] How to "group" existing categories? (5 posts)

  1. Blutarsky
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there, imagine this:

    The following categories exist and used in multiple posts: football,hockey,tennis,TV,DVD,Tuners

    Now I'd like to assign two main categories and use previous categories as subcategories, for example:

    SPORTS: football,hockey,tennis
    HOME THEATRE: TV,DVD,Tuners

    How can I create a new "main" category and assign existing categories as subcategories? How to update existing posts?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just set up two new categories and then edit your existing categories to use one of these two new ones as parents. WP will do the rest.

  3. Blutarsky
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great!!
    Is it also possible to change some existing categories to be subcategories of an existing category?

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yup, just go to posts->category and click edit for the category...you can assign parent there

  5. Blutarsky
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's only one problem left: once hierarchies are settled properly, if a post is assigned to a subcategory, it will not be assigned automatically to it's parent category. Is there a trick to achieve this?

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