By default both categories and tags are only limited to posts, so when you create a new page in WordPress,
you will notice that there is no option to add categories or tags to your WordPress page.
In this manual we will show you how to add tags and categories for WordPress pages.

Please notice that all the settings explained on this page are related to the WordPress pages and not to WordPress posts!

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Settings page

(Lay-out and settings available from version 2.44 on)

Enable categories (1) and/or tags (2) for pages.

Categories and Tags can be used as unique page categories/tags, WordPress post categories/tags, or being disabled.

If unique page categories/tags is disabled, it will use the same categories and tags for pages as it is for posts.
If  enabled it use unique categories/tags for pages only!
Please notice the difference between WordPress and Unique Page URL’s:

WordPress standard URL :

WUD Unique Page URL:

Show the category/tag Title on the page(s) (3).

If Show is enabled, this will show the category/tag title with link below the page title.
Place this info: just below the Title or on top of the page content (some themes prefer on top of the page content).
You can adjust the Font Size and choose from some Font Family’s.
If required you can activate Featured Category Images, which wil display images and the title instead the title only.
This wil display only images + titles from unique categories (1) and not tags!
Read more by Featured Category Images (10) to setup the images/ carousel and more.

Use Excerpts for pages (4)

If enabled it shows excerpts instead full pages in the archive pages and it enable the possibility to add a manual entered excerpt.
If no manual entered excerpt is found, it will use the page content with the quantity words given in the setting: Excerpt length in words.

Disable ‘Page Category/tag’ in the URL (5)

When Categories/Tags are not unique and WordPress permalink is set to: /%category%/%postname%/
If activated: You can edit the page URL (WordPress standard).
If not activated: A page URL name contains the hard coded page category and is not Editable.


Enable Page & Post Hatom data for Google (6)

Hatom: Fixes errors in Google Webmaster Tools
If activated: It wil display (in hidden format) Hatom data to Google.
Hatom data = post/page title, date last updated and author vcard.
If not activated: Category to Page WUD does not force the hidden Hatom data.
Read more @ Google here.


RSS Feed for pages can be: enabled/disabled.
Easy to use category based exclude from RSS feeds.

By Cat to Page WUD activate the setting: Enable RSS FEED for pages.
If enabled RSS feed is active for pages.

If a category is selected, the pages/post from this category will not be available on any RSS feed.
If unique categories are used, it select only the page categories, if not it will use the WordPress post categories also used by pages.

Show the page categories and tags in a widget (8)

Show Category and Tag pages: if off it wil show only the categories and tags.
Show a button to display the pages : instead directly the page links.
Quantity pages to display (max.: 50): from 5 to 50 pages.
Show only Parent Categories: if disabled it shows pages from the child (sub) categories together with the Parent categories.
Description: By default there are no descriptions, you can enter here a description for the widget results.

SAMPLE Widget in sidebar

Custom Post Type (9)

If activated: Custom post type will be available in our shortcode or widget results.
If not activated: Custom Post types are not included in our shortcode or widget results (WordPress standard).
Custom Post Types = Content types that look and function like Posts and Pages, but in their own separate areas.
So if you have created your own Custom Post type, named for example ‘newbie‘, than you can enter here this name.
Once saved the results of our shortcode or widgets, will be included this ‘newbie‘.
Read more @ WordPress here

Featured Category Images (10)

Featured Category images can be used as Category Title on the page(s) (3). or as shortcode: [currentcattag img="1"].

Activate Featured Category images: Activates the possibility to add an image per unique page category.
Activate Javascript: If images are not displayed at the front end, activate this item.
Auto Scroll Images: Automatic scroll of the images.
Pause on Hover: If the mouse pointer focus is on the carousel, pause the scroll effect.
Auto Scroll Interval: Time between each scroll.
Category Images & Text Height: The total height of the image + title.
Category Images Font Size: The size of the font for the title.
Category Images Font Family: The font family for the title.
Images Size: Which size needs to be loaded from WP? thumbnail, medium, … …

Short codes

[wudcatlist] = Displays categories as list.
Extra parameters: 
[wudcatlist max="x"]  where X is the maximum records to show
[wudcatlist flat="1"]  shows the categories next to each other instead as list
[wudcatlist title="x"]  shows a custom title instead the title entered in the admin page
The parameters can be mixed in one shortcode


[wudtaglist] = Displays tags as list.
Extra parameters: 
[wudcatdrop] = Displays categories as drop down.
[wudtagdrop] = Displays tags as drop down.

[wudpagelist] = Displays page links from the selected category, inside a page.
Extra parameters: 
[wudpagelist cat="x"]  where X is the the category ID
[wudpagelist flat="1"]  shows the category links next to each other instead as list
[wudpagelist title="x"]  shows a custom title instead the title entered in the admin page
The parameters can be mixed in one shortcode

The category ID can be found as follows:

Hover with the mouse pointer above a category title or click on a category title and read the ID in the URL.

[wudrelated] = Displays all related post and/or pages.
Extra parameters: 
[wudrelated max="x"]  where X is the maximum records to show
[wudrelated flat="1"]  shows the post/pages next to each other instead as list
[wudrelated title="x"]  shows a custom title instead the title entered in the admin page
[wudrelated include="category"]  shows also the related categories
The parameters can be mixed in one shortcode

Optional parameters: 
[wudrelated type="page"]
 = Displays all related pages
[wudrelated type="post"] = Displays all related posts.
These parameters cannot be used together with the others.


All these above mentioned shortcode can have the extra sort order parameter:
[[………….  sort=”x”]]  sort values are: “date+”, “date-“, “name+”, “name-” and random, where + is ASC and – is DESC


Shortcodes can be placed inside a post/page or widget.
If needed you can force a shortcode to appear somewhere fixed on the same place on all pages/posts.
Therefore you need to edit one of your template files and add the next code there where you want to execute the shortcode.


     echo do_shortcode(‘[enter_here_the_shortcode]’);

Before you do this, make a copy of your file so you have a backup to restore when needed.

The widget

Show the page categories and tags in a widget (8)

To activate: go to the WordPress Widget section and enable the Category to Page WUD widget (drag it to your side bar).

With Widget, Category + Tag Title and a CSS Font Style.
Once activated it shows the widget in the sidebar with the corresponding pages categories and/or tags.

Widget SAMPLE with page links