We already have our custom tags feature that allows you to create as many tags for your recipes as you want (e.g. Price, Cuisine, Course, Diet, …) but some of you prefer to use the default WP Categories to assign to their recipes.
There are a lot of settings on the Recipe Tags page that allow you to use categories just the way you want. To use WP categories instead of our custom tags system, you need to enable at least these settings:
You next step is to create a category structure with parent and children:
You can now assign those children to a recipe, to act as custom tags for their parent:
You can see the result in this recipe. “Course” is a normal custom tag, while “Difficulty” is a parent category:
You can assign as many categories as you want so this feature really allows you to go wild.