connecting tags with a post

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  • #382821

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    I’ve made 4 tags and they are showing up under tags, but there’s no tags module under the edit box of the post.

    How do I add the tags to the post?

    The blog I need help with is nina80.wordpress.com.

    #382946

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Support docs are your friends http://support.wordpress.com/posts/post-tags/

    #382955

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    I've made 4 tags and they are showing up under tags

    but there’s no tags module under the edit box of the post.

    How do I add the tags to the post?

    #382956

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You can move it around and turn it off entirely using the Screen Options tab in the WP.com Post editor.
    http://support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ click on the tab in your Post editor and make sure the “Tags” box is checked.

    #382961

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Strange, tags were checked for every screen option except the new post.

    However I have clicked tags now, and still don’t see anywhere to add the tags to the post.

    #382963

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Dashboard
    Posts
    Add New
    Post Tags <—— the tags are here
    Categories

    But they don’t show up as being added to the post.
    I don’t care if they show up on the post page, but would like them for searches.

    #382973

    When the post is open in the editor, you should find a section either to the right of the text area or below the text area with “post tags” in the blue title bar. If all you see is the title bar, click on the right end of it to expand it. There you can tags on the fly, or you can click the “Choose from the most used tags in Post Tags” link to get a listing of the most used. There is no way to select from a list or anything like that. Perhaps that will make it into the next upgrade.

    #382983

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    `There you can tags on the fly, or you can click the “Choose from the most used tags in Post Tags” link to get a listing of the most used. There is no way to select from a list or anything like that.’

    Thanks. I have added the 5 tags again under add.

    Do I need to type the tags again every time a new post is made?

    What are the original 5 tags under “post tags” at the left used for, since they can’t be added to posts?

    #383010

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, you need to retype tags every time you want to add them to a post. That’s one advantage of categories: there’s a permanent checklist.

    #383016

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Yes, you need to retype tags every time you want to add them to a post. That's one advantage of categories: there's a permanent checklist.

    All the tags are the same category. Should that help in adding the tags?

    #383018

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, it will not help at all. Tags and categories work exactly the same. The idea that one is subordinate to the other is an entirely artificial construct, it’s just arbitrary. There’s no functional aspect to it at all.

    #383021

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Thank you for making that clear.

    Would it be easier and just as effective to make my tags into categories and not use any tags?

    #383022

    raincoaster
    Member

    You cannot convert tags to categories. If I were you I would just stop using them and start using categories.

    #383025

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Just use categories and no tags at all.

    Okay I will do that. Thank you very much.

    #383030

    @raincoaster, you can now change tags to categories also, but it is hidden.

    Go to posts > categories, scroll to the bottom and below the list, click on “category to tag converter.” At the top of the screen will be two buttons. One will convert categories to tags, and clicking the “tags to categories” button will bring up a list of your tags and you can choose which to convert.

    #383035

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    There are now 10 categories and no tags. The names overlap so I hope that’s okay.

    Thank you raincoaster and thesacredpath.

    #383036

    If you have duplicates, it is best to get rid of one of them.

    You’re welcome.

    #383040

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, I learn something new every day. Thanks, tsp!

    #383041

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    The following are the categories. Is that too much overlap.

    toastmasters
    toastmasters club
    nina toastmasters
    nina toastmasters club
    (city) toastmasters
    (city) toastmasters club
    (city) nina toastmasters club
    city of (city)
    public speaking
    toastmasters blog

    #383042

    @rain, you are welcome. I have no idea when it showed up, I was just snooping around and found it.

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