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Categories to Tags Converter


Convert existing categories to tags or tags to categories, selectively.


  1. Upload the wpcat2tag-importer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Tools -> Import screen, Click on Categories and Tags Converter


doesn't quite pick all entries to a tag

I used it to convert tags into categories, but it didn’t quite pick up everything. I had to manually go through all 45 posts in this blog to really get it right.

It did get me onto a good start though and tag descriptions were imported successfully as category descriptions, thankfully.

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  • Fix issue where WordPress could not load the importer.


  • Initial release