How To Create & Manage Categories
In This Article:
- How do I create Categories?
- How do I edit a Category?
- How do I bulk-edit which profiles post to each Category?
- How do I delete a Category?
- How do I combine Categories?
- Common questions
How Do I Create Categories?
To create a new Category, navigate to the Categories page.
Select Add a New Category.
Enter the Category name, select a distinctive colour, and which profiles you’d like the Category to post to. This page is saved automatically.
How Do I Edit A Category?
On the Categories page, select any of your existing Categories on the left side. Here we’ve selected “Own Blog Posts”:
Here, you can edit the Category name, colour, and profiles the Category will post to. This page is saved automatically, so your changes are instantly applied.
How Do I Bulk-Edit Which Profiles Post To Each Category?
On the Categories page, select Bulk Edit Profiles.
Here you can click to enable/disable which Categories post to which of your social profiles.
How Do I Delete A Category?
To delete a Category, on the Categories page, select the Category you’d like to delete. Then, click the Trash icon to delete that Category.
NOTE: If you delete a Category that contains queued posts, you will be prompted to select another Category to transfer your queued posts to when deleting the Category in question. Deleted Categories CANNOT be restored.
How Do I Combine Categories?
To combine Categories, head to the Categories page and click the 'trash' icon to delete one of the Categories you wish to combine. In the window that pops up, you’ll be prompted to transfer the posts in that Category to an existing one. Click Delete Category to complete the combining process. Now, your two Categories are merged into one.
What happens to my posts when I delete a Category?
If you delete a Category that contains queued posts or past posts, those posts won’t be deleted. Instead, you will be given the option to move those current and past posts to another Category.
How can I delete a Category AND delete its posts?
If you do want to delete all posts in a Category, you can click on the Category name in the left column, which will filter your Queue to view just the posts in that Category. You can then use the Bulk Trash button to delete all posts in that Category. You can then delete the Category. Note: If you have already published some posts in that Category, they will still have to be moved to a new Category, to keep your analytics intact.
If you’ve accidentally bulk imported posts to more social profiles than you intended, here’s a helpful tip to fix this, as long as all posts are in the same Category, and you don’t have older posts that you want to keep. When viewing your Queue, click on the Category in the left, to filter the Queue to only show posts in that Category. Click the link at the top to bulk-trash all posts. Now click on the Trash link in the left column, to view Trashed posts in that Category. Click on the social profile in the left column that is the social profile you wanted the posts to remain in. Bulk-restore all these posts. In this way, you’ll be able to delete all posts in a Category EXCEPT for posts in that single social profile.