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Which themes are tag-aware?

  1. I haven't seen a list, and a post here might help. By tag-aware, I mean that if you tag a post, the tag(s) will be displayed along with the category and similar post metadata.
    Currently tag-aware: Simpla, Garland.
    Currently not: Sandbox. I don't think that Sandbox is alone in this, since I seem to remember seeing mention in the forums of other themes yet to achieve tag-awareness.
    All the other themes come in the "don't know" category. Perhaps you can reduce the size of that category, based on your experience?
    By the way, I assume, but have not checked, that: if a theme is tag-unaware and widget-ready, Tag Cloud will be among the available widgets.

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    Digg 3 does not display tags
    Misty Look displays tags
    Redoable Lite displays tags

  3. Freshy does.

  4. Greenery does.
    Ocean Mist does.

  5. White As Milk does

  6. Cutline does.

  7. K2, Rubric 1.0, Cutline display tags

  8. Thirteen displays tags

  9. visionsbobdylan
    Member

    Unsleepable doesnt display tags.

    -I just checked if the tag cloud widget is working on Unsleepable and tagged a few posts-
    but it's only displaying the first post's tags.

  10. Almost Spring is tag-enabled.

  11. Andreas 04 is tag enabled.
    Andreas 09 is tag enabled.
    Banana Smoothie is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.
    Benevolence is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.
    Blix is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.

  12. Chaotic Soul is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.
    Connections is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.
    Contempt is tag enabled.
    Daydream is not tag enabled in the sense that tags do not display on posts although you can enter them.

  13. @tt, you've been busy.
    From the above, it looks as though even if the theme you're using doesn't currently know about tags: (1) you will still be able to enter tags when you post; (2) you will still be able to use the Tag Cloud widget.
    @visions, some day your (other) tags will come. At least, mine did.

  14. i just noticed my tags are showing up on Sandbox. Yea! Thanks, guys :-)

  15. The tags are functionally great; but they make a mess of the individual blog entries when they appear, like so much unnecessary clutter, under the categories.<br>
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    Is there any reason that someone reading our blogs would need to see these? Wouldn't they be better as unseen elements of the post?<br>
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    How can we make these disappear from the face of the blog while still operating in the background? I use K2-lite.<br>
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    mbjesq

  16. Just use any of the above themes that don't display them.

  17. raincoaster's solution seems a temporary fix if "tag-awareness" is seen as a desirable thing and the themes will ultimately be altered to reveal this information.

    To all the developers out there: I think metadata like tags should remain hidden. Please don't indulge in the more-is-better mentality that fosters "tag-awareness." Improved functionality with clean aesthetics can be had by simply remaining tag-unaware.

  18. you can always use the CSS upgrade to hide all the meta data

  19. Tarski is tag enabled as well; they show on the posts

  20. To follow up on a couple of Judy's recent contributions to this thread:
    - if you're using Sandbox with the CSS upgrade, you can style the tag stuff at the end of the post separately from other post metadata. Looking at page source from one of my test blogs, I see: span class="tag-links"
    - so any style you apply to tag-links (including display:none) will apply only to the tags, and not to stuff like post author.
    - I don't know if it's possible to style the tags separately in any other theme.

  21. if you're using Sandbox with the CSS upgrade, you can style the tag stuff at the end of the post separately from other post metadata. Looking at page source from one of my test blogs, I see: span class="tag-links"

    Good to know. Thanks, andrew

  22. australianpottery
    Member

    I like the tags displaying with the entries. It's another way of finding related stuff. But I haven't been able to find a way of displaying the tag cloud in the side bar without a really messy result. Some of my tags are phrases. As the font gets larger, in all of the themes I've tried so far, they extend over the normal text margins instead of wrapping around. It would be good to have wrapping but actually I'm not sure the tag cloud paradigm suits my data. It would be good to have different display options for tags in the side bar - eg alphabetic and frequency ranked sort options (no font size changes) as well as tag cloud.

  23. My hope is that soon we'll see a post here from staff telling us that all wp.com themes are now tag-aware. At that point I'll mark the topic as resolved.

  24. mansizedtarget
    Member

    Unfortunately Connections is now tag aware and it looks retarted.

  25. mansizedtarget, Sorry, that isn't very helpful feedback. How do you feel it could be improved?

  26. Get rid of the space before the commas?

  27. mansizedtarget
    Member

    There should be an option on all themes to allow tags to be invisible. It used to always be invisible on Connections. Now it's always invisible. There should be an on/off switch but a system that still allows technorati and other systems to pick up the tags. If that's not possible, I'd prefer the old "no visible tags" default were restored to Connections.

  28. They're not going to do that because they want as many links to the tag pages as they can get. Multiple links back to wordpress.com are a form of payment for your otherwise free blog.

    You can hide tags with the custom CSS upgrade, but you couldn't do it in Connections without also nuking the post title and comments. Sandbox-10 will hide tags without affecting other elements, but I don't know whether any other themes do.

  29. mansizedtarget
    Member

    They used to hide tags on this theme. Now they don't. The tags were hidden, but they still were picked up by technorati. No more. This is silly. Tags should be allowed to proliferate, dozens if need be, and there is no need for them to be seen if they were unseen before. Tags are ugly, and the text takes up too much space, not least because it's right out there in the header of the entries on Connections.

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