SUGGESTION: Tags & Categories
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.
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.
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?
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.
Just FYI, roopster, Lorelle is a she.
is there another option besides lorelle’s suggestion? i frequently surf in internet cafes, and i’m afraid that won’t work for me.
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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