Creating Location category, what have I not done?

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or what have I done wrong? (and how to I make it right?)

I tried to add/create  the location category for Milton Abbas, Dorset to this profile.  


I seem to have created a category for the place  and if I click on it I get  to the page I created  but it doesn't then appear in the list of Dorset locations  .  so clearly I've missed a step somewhere.

in WikiTree Tech by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (486k points)
retagged by Maryann Hurt

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It looks like this has been fixed but what you would do is on the new category page for Milton Abbas, you would then link that page to its parent category of Dorset by typing "Category:Dorset" in the free space box.  Hope that makes sense!
by Living Hoolihan G2G6 Mach 6 (62.8k points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
Thank you, that is obviously the step I missed.I thought when it said type something in the text box it meant exactly that so I put in a vague sentence about the place with the intention of editing it later.

Can I double check. I just put in "Category:Dorset" exactly like that with the quotation marks
Not with the quotation marks. create it like any other category with double brackets [[Category:Dorset]]
Thank you. Hopefully I will get it right next time.
Thank you again, I just checked as I had added a whole line of Tregonwells to the category and it didn't show up on the Dorset page so wasn't fixed and I'd written a whole long blurb about the place which I was a bit reluctant to lose .With bated breath I put the [[Category:Dorset]] at the top and pressed save. Eureka it worked.

(I love the genealogy part of wiki tree because its given me a reason to do some wider research  but I definitely need simple instructions for the more technical side)

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