Post Slug and Tags

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  • #48853

    Are they the same? Because I’m really confused where to put my tags.

    #49021

    cornell
    Member

    No, they aren’t.

    Don’t worry about the post-slug, WP automatically fills it in when you save/publish the post.

    The tags are also known as categories and you choose them in the tick boxes to the right of the “write” window.

    Hope this helps!

    #49029

    raincoaster
    Member

    A slug is like a snippet of your actual post, the first line or so, a teaser to get people to read the rest.

    EG:

    headline: White Buffalo Born in Downtown Miami
    Tags: animals, Miami, births, miracles, strange
    Slug: When Mrs. Buffalo, a performing animal, went into labour at the Abercrombie and Fitch’s in downtown Miami, little did she know she was about to deliver a wee miracle right there in the shoe department!

    #49032

    I thought a “slug” was what happened when I screwed something up and my wife did not like it! :)

    I’m so bad!!

    #49033

    timethief
    Member

    Actually a “post slug” is not a snippet or teaser. The post slug is what wordpress turns your post title into so it becomes part of the url. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/post-options-post-slug/

    #49036

    raincoaster
    Member

    D’oh! So much for my tech savvy. I’m all about the print terms lately.

    #49037

    timethief
    Member

    No biggee – I’ve learned plenty from you and don’t expect the exchange of information between volunteers to change. It’s one of the best things about wordpress.com :)

    #49067

    drmike
    Member

    I think of slug as a teaser as well.

    #49137

    thank you so much! so the categories *are* the tags! one new day, one new thing learned. thanks a bunch!

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