How To Convert WordPress Post Categories Into Tags And Vice Versa

Learn how to use the WordPress Categories and Tags Converter tool to convert categories into tags and vice versa. …

How To Convert WordPress Post Categories Into Tags And Vice VersaIf you are new to WordPress and not quite sure about the difference between WordPress post categories and WordPress post tags and how to use these to better organize and classify your content, then check out the tutorials below:

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to use the WordPress Categories and Tags Converter tool to convert post categories into tags and vice versa.

How To Convert WordPress Post Categories Into Tags And Vice Versa

Suppose your WordPress site has lots of categories that would work better as tags or that you use some tags in your content so often that these should really have been set up as post categories instead.

Let’s use an example to better understand why you may want to convert WordPress post categories into tags or tags into categories.

Let’s say that you decide to start a blog or website about dogs. Your initial plan is to write about different dog breeds, so you create many dog breed categories.

As your site grows with dog-related content, you discover that a better way to organize your content is to use categories like Dog Breeds, Dog Training, Dog Care, Dog Toys, etc. instead of posting content under individual dog breeds.

Many of your post categories would be better used as tags instead …

WordPress Post Categories

(WordPress Post Categories)

Creating new tags and deleting categories that are no longer required or vice versa, however, is not only time-consuming but what happens to posts that were assigned to those categories or tags? You would have to go through all your posts to change categories and reassign new tags.

A simpler way to handle the above is to convert categories into tags and vice versa using the WordPress Categories and Tags Converter tool.

Installing The WordPress Categories and Tags Converter

Before you can use the WordPress Categories and Tags Converter, you must first install the tool.

To do this, select Tools > Available Tools from your main WordPress amin menu …

WordPress Tools - Available Tools menu

(WordPress Tools – Available Tools menu)

This brings you to the ‘Tools’ screen. Click the link in the ‘Categories and Tags Converter’ section …

Categories and Tags Converter

(Categories and Tags Converter)

You can also access the ‘Categories and Tags Converter’ tool by selecting the Tools > Import menu …

WordPress Tools - Import menu

(WordPress Tools – Import menu)

Locate the ‘Categories and Tags Converter’ tool and click on the ‘Install Now’ link …

Install Categories and Tags Converter

(Install Categories and Tags Converter)

Once the importer has been installed, click on ‘Run importer’ to run the tool …

Run importer

(Run importer)

Using The WordPress Categories and Tags Converter

In the ‘Import’ screen, click on ‘Run importer’ to run the ‘Categories and Tags Converter’ tool …

Import - Run Importer

(Import – Run Importer)

The ‘Categories and Tags Converter’ tool provides you with two options:

Convert Categories to Tags

Convert 'Categories to Tags' screen

(Convert ‘Categories to Tags’ screen)

And Convert Tags to Categories

Convert 'Tags to Categories' screen

(Convert ‘Tags to Categories’ screen)

Convert WordPress Post Categories To Tags

To convert WordPress post categories into tags, click on the ‘Categories to Tags’ button …

'Categories to Tags' button

(‘Categories to Tags’ button)

Select all the categories to convert into tags …

Select categories to convert into tags

(Select categories to convert into tags)

Click the ‘Convert Categories to Tags’ button …

Click 'Convert Categories to Tags' button

(Click ‘Convert Categories to Tags’ button)

WordPress will process the request …

Category to tag conversion process completed!

(Category to tag conversion process completed!)

Info

All posts currently assigned to the category being converted into a tag will have that tag added to the post.

To confirm that the conversion process has been carried out successfully, select Posts > Tags in the main WordPress admin menu …

Posts - Tags menu

(Posts – Tags menu)

The ‘Tags’ screen should display all the categories you have converted into tags …

Tags screen

(Tags screen)

Convert WordPress Post Tags To Categories

To convert WordPress post tags into categories, click on the ‘Tags to Categories’ button …

'Tags to Categories' button

(‘Tags to Categories’ button)

Select all the tags to convert into categories …

Select tags to convert into categories

(Select tags to convert into categories)

Click the ‘Convert Tags to Categories’ button …

Click 'Convert Tags to Categories' button

(Click ‘Convert Tags to Categories’ button)

WordPress will process the request …

Tag to category conversion process completed!

(Tag to category conversion process completed!)

Info

When converted, all posts associated with tags being converted into a category will be assigned to that category.

To confirm that the conversion process has been carried out successfully, select Posts > Categories in the main WordPress admin menu …

Posts - Categories menu

(Posts – Categories menu)

The ‘Categories’ screen should display all the tags you have converted into categories …

Categories screen

(Categories screen)

Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Categories and Tags Converter tool to convert post categories into tags and vice versa.

How To Convert WordPress Post Categories Into Tags And Vice Versa

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Discover some of the latest tools and resources for WordPress users in this weekly WordPress roundup!

WordPress Roundup: New Resources For WordPress UsersIn addition to our FREE WordPress tutorials for beginners, we also want to keep you up-to-date with some of the latest resources and plugins created for WordPress users by third-party developers.

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New Resources For WordPress Users

WordPress has an active global community of plugin, theme, and product developers who are always looking for solutions and ways to improve the online experience and results of WordPress users everywhere.

In this WordPress Roundup, we look at a plugin that will turn your WordPress posts into eBooks and PDF reports, a ‘set and forget’ tool for displaying your posts on Facebook, a powerful SEO keyword research tool, a step-by-step email graphics creation software, a time-saving collection of animated video objects, and a new powerful and versatile WordPress marketing theme.

Below are some of the latest products creating a buzz with WordPress users:

Designrr

Designrr - Create eBooks and PDF lead magnets(Designrr – Create eBooks and PDF reports)

Designrr lets you easily create PDF eBooks or reports in a couple of minutes by simply copying and pasting a webpage URL.

All you need to do to create a PDF eBook or report is copy any blog post URL and paste it into Designrr …

Step 1 - Copy and paste a URL(Step 1 – Copy and paste a URL)

Choose a template (templates are fully customizable) …

Step 2 - Select a template(Step 2 – Select a template)

Tweak your design to suit your needs …

Step 3 - Tweak your design(Step 3 – Adjust your design)

Save and publish …

Step 4 - Publish(Step 4 – Publish)

You can use Designrr to create ebooks or reports that will help drive traffic from slideshare and other PDF sites, create a lead magnet to increase leads, repurpose your content, and monetize your content.

Designrr saves you time and money creating PDF ebooks and reports from webpages by providing a designer tool with ready-made templates, images and graphics. If you don’t have a webpage you can still paste in content from sources like Microsoft Word. With the PRO version, you can also import multiple posts (maximum 3 on standard license)

To learn more about this tool, go here:

WP Social Traffic

WP Social Traffic - Facebook Traffic Generation Plugin(WP Social Traffic – Facebook Traffic Generation Plugin)

If you are looking for a “set and forget” WordPress plugin for leveraging Facebook fan pages and groups to drive traffic to your posts or pages, you may want to look at WP Social Traffic.

WP Social Traffic publishes a post on your Facebook page about your website or blog. It then finds related fan pages and groups and shares your posts on these. This process is automatically repeated with each new post you publish to engage audiences on Facebook and drive more traffic to your site.

Drive more traffic to your site from Facebook(Drive more traffic to your site from Facebook. Image source: WP Social Traffic)

WP Social Traffic requires no coding skills and gives you full control over how your posts look on Facebook.

Note: We have not installed this plugin on WPCompendium.org as we already automate our content syndication to Facebook using the processes described in our WordPress Traffic Automation Blueprint, but the developers of this plugin guarantee that this method will allow you to leverage traffic from Facebook pages and groups without being spammy or violating any rules.

To learn more about this plugin, go here:

Keyword Supremacy

Keyword Supremacy - SEO Keyword Tool(Keyword Supremacy – SEO Keyword Tool)

Keyword Supremacy is a powerful new time-saving keyword tool that allows you to perform various keyword research functions, including:

  • Affiliate keyword research
  • Adsense keyword research
  • Local keyword research
  • eCommerce keyword research
  • Amazon keyword research
  • eBay keyword research
  • and more!

Keyword Supremacy taps into the auto-suggestion feature of sites like Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Alibaba, Amazon & eBay in 4 different ways for each engine (Before, After, Middle, Beside) and provides important metrics like local and global monthly search, CPC, and Adwords competition for keywords.

Keyword Supremacy helps you discover many hidden keyword opportunities(Keyword Supremacy helps you discover many hidden keyword opportunities)

For more details, go here:

Email Dyno

EmailDyno - Create Better Converting Emails(EmailDyno – Create Better Converting Emails)

If you plan to run email marketing campaigns, EmailDyno can help to improve click-through rates with your subscribers.

EmailDyno works will all email services and provides a complete, step-by-step graphics creation software built specifically for email and allows you to engage with your subscribers using proven graphic elements like countdown timers (for creating scarcity in your emails), personalized images, video overlays, and integrated analytics reports.

Convert more subscribers with graphic elements like countdown timers

(Convert more subscribers with graphic elements like countdown timers)

For more details, visit the site below:

Motion Objects

Motion Objects - Powerful Animated Objects For Video Marketing(Motion Objects – Powerful Animated Objects For Video Marketing)

If you do any video marketing as part of your content marketing, you may want to look at the time-saving collection of animated objects from Motion Objects.

Adding engaging animated objects to videos can help boost your conversions. Motion Objects allows you to save time and money creating videos to promote your business using copy and paste animated objects that are designed to work with all video creation tools (e.g. VideoMakerFX, Explaindio, EasySketchPro, Camtasia Studio, etc.) …

Motion Objects works with all video creation tools(Motion Objects works with all video creation tools)

To learn more, go here:

New WordPress Themes

Just as many new WordPress plugins are released on a regular basis, there are also many new themes being released every month by professional WordPress theme developers.

For example, here’s a great new WordPress theme that has just been released …

Moto Theme

Moto Theme gives you endless possibilities

(Moto Theme gives you endless possibilities)

Moto Theme is a powerful new WordPress theme that lets you create almost any kind of web pages and websites, including marketing sales pages, landing pages, e-Commerce Sites, company websites, portfolio pages, blogs, and more.

With MOTO Theme, there seems to be no limit to what you can create.

Whether you need a website to sell products or services, attract new clients, or show your portfolio, Moto Theme can help you design your website and create the right layout for your web pages with no coding skills required.

Moto Theme lets you create almost any kind of web pages(Moto Theme lets you create almost any kind of web pages)

Moto Theme features a drag and drop editor and live preview technology, allowing you to see your changes inside the editor without refreshing or opening a new tab.

Additional features include:

  • Responsive Theme
  • Drag and Drop Editor with Instant Action Technology
  • Multi-Purpose Theme (includes One-Page Feature)
  • Fits Any Niche (21 Ready To Use Templates)
  • Advanced Theme Options Panel
  • Advanced Blog Options
  • Advanced Portfolio Options
  • Retina Ready
  • Unlimited Color Options
  • Shortcodes
  • Animation and Effects (including Parallax Effect)
  • Built-In Menus
  • Optimized For Speed
  • E-Commerce Ready (100% Compatible with WooCommerce)
  • SEO Optimized
  • Completely Customizable
  • User Friendly
  • Excellent Customer Support
  • and more!

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Moto has recently released a completely redesigned theme version that includes even more powerful features and functionality.

Moto Theme Version 2 includes:

  • 50 marketing layouts
  • 865 page templates
  • 55 Unique demo sliders
  • 82 Shortcodes
  • 5 Amazon store layouts
  • Premium marketing tools
  • Drag & drop page builder

All of the above is now integrated into an extremely easy to manage, drag & drop page builder with Seamless Instant Action Technology, limitless design possibilities and no coding skills required  …

Moto Theme Version 2

(Moto Theme Version 2)

Additionally, MotoTheme now includes has been specially designed for all business owners, online marketers, drop shippers, shop owners, industry creatives, bloggers, and many other businesses and niches, all within a single WordPress Theme …

MotoTheme Templates

(MotoTheme Templates)

Some of the new templates include:

  • Amazon Fashion Store
  • Affiliate JV Page
  • Damage Restoration
  • Gardeners
  • Handyman
  • Moving Company
  • Solar Installation
  • Travel Agent
  • And dozens more!

For more details and a demo, go here:

To learn more about some of the companies that provide WordPress users with fully customizable mobile-responsive WordPress themes that will suit your specific needs and explore their latest themes, see the tutorials below:

WordPress Updates

To learn about new WordPress features, improvements, updates, and bug fixes, see our WordPress Updates section.

We hope that you have found this information useful. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to start or grow your business online, we recommend choosing WordPress and going through our hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials for beginners.

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WordPress Roundup #1: Resources For WordPress Users

Discover some of the latest tools and resources for WordPress users in this weekly WordPress roundup!

WordPress Roundup: New Resources For WordPress UsersIn addition to our FREE WordPress step-by-step tutorials for beginners, we also want to keep you up-to-date with some of the latest tools and add-ons created for WordPress users.

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Latest Resources For WordPress Users

WordPress has an active global community of plugin, theme, and product developers who are always looking for solutions and ways to improve the online experience and results of WordPress users everywhere.

In this WordPress Roundup, we look at a powerful new Amazon affiliate store building plugin and theme software, an all-in-one whiteboard video creation tool, a tool for reverse engineering what plugins other WordPress sites are using,  a complete advertising solution for running ads on your WordPress site or blog, and a solution for managing multiple WordPress sites.

Here are some of the latest products creating a buzz with WordPress users:

Stream Store

StreamStore - Amazon affiliate store builder for WordPress(StreamStore – Amazon affiliate store builder for WordPress)

If you plan to use WordPress to build an income stream with affiliate marketing, StreamStore is a new Amazon affiliate store builder that lets you build fully automated stores to sell products from Amazon.com.

StreamStore is a theme and plugin-based software that uses an advanced live stream technology to populate products into a WordPress site based on the keywords and categories or sub-categories that you specify.

(StreamStore lets you earn affiliate revenue from Amazon.com)

With StreamStore, you can build a single store or a network of stores in minutes (after setting up your Amazon accounts) with Amazon products, deals and discounts, responsive landing pages, and components that let you promote your store, products, and deals on social media.

StreamStore also addresses a number of challenges that other Amazon store-building tools for WordPress have struggled with.

To learn more about StreamStore, visit the site below:

Explaindio

Explaindio - Video creation tool(Explaindio – Video creation tool)

Explaindio is an all-in-one video editor that lets you easily create HD videos with animation, whiteboard hand-drawn sketch videos, combine text overlays, animated slides, and images with videos and more.

We cover video creation tools like Explaindio in our free tutorial on using video marketing to promote your content with WordPress. With the new v3 release, Explaindio brings some major updates and new features like:

  • Simultaneous multiple animations
  • Full multi-timeline editing
  • Full 3D animations
  • Import external 3D elements
  • 3D models and animation customization
  • 180+ pre-made text animation elements
  • 140+ pre-made video, image, doodle objects animations
  • Keyframe animation
  • And more …

Go here to view a demo and to learn more about this powerful marketing tool:

Plugin Sniper

Plugin Sniper - Find out what plugins a WordPress site is using(Plugin Sniper – Find out what plugins a WordPress site is using)

Plugin Sniper lets you find out what plugins a WordPress site is using. This is a useful tool if you want to know what WordPress plugins are being used by your competitors.

Plugin Sniper is also a useful tool for researching what kinds of plugins businesses in certain niches are using …

Search WordPress sites by categories and location(Search WordPress sites by categories and location)

To learn more about Plugin Sniper, go here:

Practical Tip

To learn how to tell if a website is powered by WordPress, see the tutorial below:

WP AdCenter

WP AdCenter - A complete WordPress advertising solution(WP AdCenter – A complete advertising solution for WordPress)

If you plan to monetize your WordPress site with banner advertising, WP AdCenter is a complete WordPress advertising solution and the latest plugin from WPeka, the same developers that have created the WP Legal Pages plugin covered in this tutorial.

WP AdCenter is an advanced ad management plugin that lets you create and manage different ad zones. You can use WP AdCenter to:

  • Place your own banners anywhere on your site
  • Notify your advertisers after 80% of the campaign is over
  • Export your campaign details as a spreadsheet
  • Rotate banners or place multiple banners in one Ad-Zone
  • Use the same slot to display different ads (without requiring refresh)
  • Automate your income – with PayPal
  • Monetize your WordPress site with affiliate banners or Google AdSense.

WP AdCenter settings(WP AdCenter settings)

WPAdCenter integrates with payment gateways like Paypal. and lets you offer advertising spots for sale on your site. Your advertisers can buy available spots on your website and use the plugin’s built-in intelligent reporting features to review Adzone performance and optimize revenue.

To learn more about WP AdCenter, go here:

WP Master Control 2.0

WP Master Control - Total WordPress Automation software(WP Master Control – Total WordPress Automation software)

Do you plan to build or manage multiple WordPress sites?

WP Master Control 2.0 is a tool that allows you to set up, secure and back up all of your WordPress blogs in just a few clicks.

WP Master Control is a set-and-forget tool that can save you hours of work by automating essential WordPress tasks on both new and existing sites, such as:

WP Master Control - Set Up, Secure, Back Up & Update Multiple WordPress Sites(WP Master Control – Set Up, Secure, Back Up & Update Multiple WordPress Sites)

To view a demo and learn more about this powerful tool, go here:

New WordPress Themes

Just as many new WordPress plugins are released on a regular basis, there are also many new themes being released every month by professional WordPress theme developers.

To learn more about companies that provide great WordPress themes, see the tutorials below:

WordPress Updates

To learn about new WordPress features, improvements, updates, and bug fixes, visit our WordPress Updates section.

We hope that you have found this information useful. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to start or grow your business online, we recommend choosing WordPress and going through our hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials for beginners.

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