Pre-made Category Files

Free Pre-made Category Files

One of the most time consuming parts of setting up an AppThemes enabled site is the creation of categories. Any classifieds, business directory or coupon site is going to require a lot of categories to get things going.

Well, we’re making that a lot easier by offering free, pre-made categories files. You can have hundreds of categories on your site within minutes by following the instructions below.

Before you start, here are some things to consider…

  • It’s best if you have a new site with no categories. Adding to a site with existing categories may cause errors or unwanted duplicates.
  • We tried to include the most common categories. We don’t guarantee that these files will include the categories you want. You can open the text file to review the included categories.
  • Proceed with caution. Importing one of these files will add a lot of categories to your site. Make sure this is what you want to do.

OK. Let’s get started.

  1. First, you will need to install the free BulkPress plugin
  2. Next download the appropriate ZIP below
  3. Unzip the ZIP file and open the “names” and “slugs” text files on your computer – you just want them open so you can copy and paste the content later
  4. In the WordPress admin menu, go to BulkPress > Terms
  5. Make sure you’re on the “Add Terms” tab
  6. To the right of “Taxonomies” choose “Ad Categories” in the drop down
  7. Copy the content from the “names” text file and paste it into the “Terms” box
  8. Copy the content from the “slugs” text file and paste it into the “Slugs” box
  9. To the right of “Add to parent” choose “No parent”
  10. Leave the box unchecked next to “Create inexistent parent terms”
  11. Click the “Add terms” button

That’s it, you’re done. You should now have a site filled with categories. If you want to fine tune by removing unwanted categories or adding new categories, go to Admin menu > Ads > Categories.

Download the desired file by right clicking to “save the link”.

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