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

  1. Blutarsky
    Posted 5 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

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

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 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
    Posted 5 years ago #

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

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

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

  5. Blutarsky
    Posted 5 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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