Adding Categories and Tags into WordPress Pages

Wordpress CMS is a very popular one, but some features and settings are strange.

The most common question people creating content for websites based on this CMS ask is the following:

Why WordPress Posts have Category and Tag settings but WordPress Pages have neither Categories nor Tags?

Here is a quick fix:

// Allow Categories and Tags in GUI of Page Editor 
function add_taxonomies_to_pages() {
	register_taxonomy_for_object_type('category', 'page');
	register_taxonomy_for_object_type('post_tag', 'page');
add_action('init', 'add_taxonomies_to_pages');

// Add Pages into Categories and Tags Archives 
function category_and_tag_archives($query) {
	// If you have custom post types add them into this array
	$my_post_array = array('post', 'page'); 

	if ($query->get('category_name') || $query->get('cat'))
		$query->set('post_type', $my_post_array);

	if ($query->get('tag'))
		$query->set('post_type', $my_post_array);
if (!is_admin()) {
	add_action('pre_get_posts', 'category_and_tag_archives');

You can add this code directly into your WordPress theme (function.php or header.php file).

But a safer way is to use one of plugins allowing to execute PHP code (Code Snippets, PHP Snippets, and so on). In this case WordPress Pages will still have Categories and Tags even if somebody changes (or updates) the theme of your site 🙂

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