en WordPress.com Forums › Support tags v categories Author Posts July 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm #250212 susanwiggsMember Although I searched around, I couldn’t find a post or article that explains the difference between “tags” and “categories.” Both are options for a post and I’m not sure which to use, so I’ve been using Categories. Thoughts? Thanks! Susan July 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm #250319 bobletsMember suprisingly, there is a bit about it in the FAQ http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/the-difference-between-tags-and-categories/ July 26, 2008 at 6:36 pm #250320 dissfunktionalMember A Category for example could be: Sports Tags: Redskins, Jim Zorn for a story on the new coach for the Redskins, Jim Zorn A category you’ll use often, tags will be relating to that story Categories – Plants, Flowers Tags – roses, tulips, carnations If you were doing a story on roses, tulips and carnations. Does that help? July 27, 2008 at 1:38 am #250367 dlagerMember The difference is largely organizational, for your readers. categories are usually broad and you may have just a few for your blog. tags are more descriptive and more diverse. since there are different widgets for categories and tags, this will help readers find topics in your blog in a more organized fashion. Happy readers make happy bloggers! July 27, 2008 at 6:59 pm #250444 salleyawMember I’m doing my blog on weight loss – do my tags have to be repeated on each post? July 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm #250445 vivianpaigeMember Yes, you need to add tags to each post. Author Posts The topic ‘tags v categories’ is closed to new replies.