In this post, we shall be discussing about how to Convert WordPress Categories to Tag Have you made up your mind to use a particular tool? Either WordPress category or tags but you’re finding it very difficult to revert to anyone, on this post you will learn how to easily Convert WordPress Categories to Tag
Setting up the Categories to Tags Tool
There are two ways to get to the Categories to Tags tool for setup: using the link in the Posts or Categories page or using the link in the Tools menu in the WordPress Administrator. If the tool has not been installed, then you will need to go through the installation process which is the same as installing a plugin.
How to Install Category to tag converter
Login to your WordPress Administrator.
Click on Tools or click on Posts to get to the link for the Categories to Tags converter I prefer tools this makes it much easier.
When you click on the link and you’re installing the tool for the first time, you will see the landing page for the Categories to Tags Converter tool. Click on Install now to start the install.
Click on Activate and Run Importer after the plugin finishes installing.
At this point the tool will have been installed and you will see the main conversion screen. The number of tags you can create is based on the number of categories listed.
Using the Convert Categories to Tags Tool
The following tutorial starts with screen that you see after you finish the installation above. You can also reach the same screen by going into the Tools Menu when logged into the WordPress Administrator. The following instructions will show the conversion from Categories to Tags, but you can use the same instructions to convert Tags into Categories.
If you’re not already in the Convert Categories to Tags Tool, please click on Tools>Import, then click on the link labeled Categories and Tags Converter
Click on Check All or select the categories (or tags) that you want to convert.
Click on the Convert Categories to Tags button to make the conversion.
You will see the confirmation screen that shows what has been converted into a Tag or Category.
Bravo! You should now be able to use the Categories to Tags Conversion tool within WordPress.
Will I lose my ranking if I convert my categories to tag vice versa
Literally you won’t lose your ranking, but note tags you generate if you are adding to an existing set of flags. Tags and categories should be relevant to the content that you are showing to your users.
Can I delete the Category to tag Plugin after use?
Yes of course you can, when you don’t need the Plugin again you can delete.
Remember that the tool can be used to convert categories to tags or tags to categories vice versa
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