tags v categories

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  • #250212

    susanwiggs
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    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

    #250319

    boblets
    Member
    #250320

    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?

    #250367

    dlager
    Member

    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!

    #250444

    salleyaw
    Member

    I’m doing my blog on weight loss – do my tags have to be repeated on each post?

    #250445

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Yes, you need to add tags to each post.

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