In this guide, I am going to show you how to manage your categories in ExpressionEngine. With this guide, you will learn how to edit the categories you already have, delete categories you do not want, and rearrange the order of the categories you already have. You can get started with this guide by logging into your control panel in ExpressionEngine.
Your first step is to open your categories box to see the categories. To do this, you will need to click the Publish tab in the control panel. In the Publish section, look for the Categories tab and click it. Now you will see the box on the page with your categories in it. Below the box, you can click the Edit Categories link to open your categories box. In this box is where you will manage your categories. Any time you need to work with your categories in ExpressionEngine, this is where you will need to go.
We will begin with editing the categories you already have in ExpressionEngine. Find the category you need to edit. Look to the right of the category and click the Edit link. The information in the box will change and you can edit your category. When you are finished editing the category, click the Update button at the bottom of your page and the categories will reappear and your changes will be saved.
You can also delete categories that you no longer want on your site. Find the category you want to delete and click the Delete link to the right of the category. You will be asked if you want to delete the category from your site, you can confirm and the category will be removed.
If you want to change the order of your categories, follow these steps. When you change their order, it will also change on your website page. On the left side of each category, you will see the two arrows. Using these arrows will allow you to move the categories up and down. Click the arrows to reorder the categories the way you want.
When you are finished with the categories, you can click the Close Window button and your changes will be saved.