Categories help keep your blog posts focused and are a key part of the way the wordpress system works. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are an annoying add-on. They not only help you stay on track but you can use them to organise the menu system and to change your blog from a regular set of posts to a magazine style publication with key sections. The following video is a good short intro to categories and tags.
We will look at some of the more advanced ways of using categories as part of the menu and theme structure in a future post.