With the PublishPress Checklists plugin, you can require a maximum and minimum number of categories for your WordPress posts.
If the correct number of categories aren't added, you can choose to show a warning, or prevent the post from being published.
Having the correct number of categories is important for your site's SEO. This guide shows how to choose the number of categories.
By default, Categories are only available on WordPress Posts. However, you can add Categories to other post types and so you will be able to use the tutorial for those post types too.
Video guide to the categories task #
How to use the “Numbers of categories” task #
- Go to Checklists > Settings. The image below shows the categories option.
- You can choose from “Disabled, Recommended, or Required” options.
- You can choose “Who can ignore this task?“
- You can enter choices for “Min” and “Max”.
If you enable the categories option, it will be visible when you edit content. If you add an incorrect number of categories, this task will be marked in red in the sidebar:
If you add a correct number of categories, this task will be marked in green in the sidebar: