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SUGGESTION: Tags & Categories

  1. I recently migrated my blogs from blogger. One of the features I loved is the ability to categorize posts and then view all posts within that category.

    I'm having an issue with this on WordPress because I also want to use the "tag" feature to have users find my posts based on tags. However, this clutters up my categories and makes them useless.

    I believe that tags and categories should be 2 different features. For example if I have a religious blog, I want to tag everything "Religion, Christianity, God...." However I want to set different categories based on the topic. When I display my categories, it also shows the ones I choose as tags. Hopes that makes sense.

    Also in categories, it should over-ride the default # of posts and list them all (or to some max number). If I set my front page to display 1 post then click a category, you get 1 post and have to then click a button through. I believe this defeats the purpose of categories.

    My thoughts.

    Paul

  2. Um there's nothing stopping you from adding tags to your posts. In fact, Lorelle put together a bookmarklet thingie to do just that. Link.

  3. drmike,

    I browsed his article. It seems to me that he's talking about Technorati tags NOT WordPress tags. In other words, if I use his method of adding tags to my blog, will it appear in the WordPress tag-surfer when someone clicks that?

  4. Categories are hierarchical (or rather, can be), tags are free form.

    Categories are not Tags, and Tags are not Categories.
    I loathe wp.com's act of obscuring this fact, especially in light of WP's built in CATEGORIES feature, and things like Ultimate Tag Warrior's existence.

  5. talkingbaseball
    Member

    Just FYI, roopster, Lorelle is a she.

  6. is there another option besides lorelle's suggestion? i frequently surf in internet cafes, and i'm afraid that won't work for me.

  7. What wouldn't it? I use overly locked down terminals all the time but I'm still allowed to add in Bookmarks.

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