en WordPress.com Forums › Support Adding Subcategory on Hosted Author Posts March 6, 2007 at 2:51 pm #83484 tortdogMember How do you add a subcategory on a WordPress.com hosted blog from the default write screen? March 6, 2007 at 3:15 pm #83584 judyb12Member I don’t think you can. You have to add it as a main category and then edit it under Manage->Categories. March 6, 2007 at 3:23 pm #83588 drmikeMember Not from the write Post screen. After you pushlish, just switch over to Manage -> categories and change it. March 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm #83590 tortdogMember 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. March 6, 2007 at 3:50 pm #83592 judyb12Member Wait, why are you adding categories that already exist? March 6, 2007 at 3:52 pm #83593 tortdogMember 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. March 6, 2007 at 4:03 pm #83597 tortdogMember 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. Author Posts The topic ‘Adding Subcategory on Hosted’ is closed to new replies.