Adding Subcategory on Hosted

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  • #83484

    tortdog
    Member

    How do you add a subcategory on a WordPress.com hosted blog from the default write screen?

    #83584

    judyb12
    Member

    I don’t think you can. You have to add it as a main category and then edit it under Manage->Categories.

    #83588

    drmike
    Member

    Not from the write Post screen. After you pushlish, just switch over to Manage -> categories and change it.

    #83590

    tortdog
    Member

    I think I’ve noticed that if you put in a category that:

    * already exists as a parent – marks it as categorized
    * already exists as a child – changes the child to a parent and then marks it categorized.
    * doesn’t exist – marks it as a parent and categorized

    Is that right? If so, means we can’t just copy the categories in on one line, but have to manually check off each child category.

    #83592

    judyb12
    Member

    Wait, why are you adding categories that already exist?

    #83593

    tortdog
    Member

    I type faster than I click with a mouse. And sometimes I have a list of tags that I want to use as categories, and I can just copy/paste.

    #83597

    tortdog
    Member

    Additional note (can’t edit the above):

    If the categories already exist, then I don’t have to create them. If they don’t, they are created (and I manage the new categories afterwards).

    Drawback of this method is if there is already a child category, that child is “promoted” to a parent.

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