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Category vs. Tag

  1. When publishing a new post, there are two different sections on the left which says "Post Tags" and "Categories" which made me confused...
    What is the difference between a Category and a Tag?
    Why they both exist together?
    What is their purpose? What are they used for? What can they do?

    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. See here:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/categories-tabs-and-sub-categories?replies=3#post-304785

    And please paste the exact URL of your blog when asking questions here, or link your nickname to your blog (as explained in the Sticky 8 Things to Know Before Posting). We usually need that to give a relevant answer.

  3. We certainly do for this question, as the answer really does depend on the blog.

  4. Example.

    Post title: Black Eyed Peas - The END review

    Category: Album reviews

    Tags: Black, Eyed, Peas, END, Fergie, Will.I.Am, BEP, Taboo, Apl

    Get the jist of it?

  5. (@rain: Note that if you see me ask for a blog link while also answering the actual question, it means I've tried the username as blog name and found a wp.com blog; if I find no blog that way, I ask for a link without answering.)

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