Why Do Some Themes Have Local Tags Instead Of Global Tags?

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  • #149153

    sundrop74
    Member

    I have a friend who is using the Girly theme on wordpress.com. Her category links at the bottom of each post are local (they don’t take me away from her site). I though that all the WP themes had global tags under the posts and local tags in the sidebars.

    Which themes support local tags under the posts?

    #149382

    swein
    Member

    I wonder about this too..the tags in my posts (Cutline theme) go to the global tags, and I want them to be local.

    #149385

    sundrop74
    Member

    You know, I love WordPress, but I’m getting really tired of the inconsistency and feeling like we’re in a perpetual beta period.

    #149390

    atthe404
    Member

    Me too. My head is spinning now. I can’t tell when tags work right because I do not know what they should be doing because no one has said. Truth be known.: Its kinda sucky :)

    #149392

    timethief
    Member

    Granted that it’s a frustrating situation. But perhaps staff are furiously working theme by theme in the backend to make the tags consistent and what is really needed is some patience and some time.

    #149393

    atthe404
    Member

    Yes ma’am :)

    #149394

    timethief
    Member

    Well it seems to me that they can’t get as much done if they are answering support tickets as they can if we just post details to the forum and wait for them to work through the problems. Don’t you think that’s logical?

    #149397

    sundrop74
    Member

    TT,

    You have a point, but once again, we are left in the dark when a simple message stuck to the top of the main forum would prevent a constant barrage of requests to Support. It would also relieve alot of frustration.

    #149411

    timethief
    Member

    True but I’m enduring all kinds of frustration myself. I cannot move the widgets on any of my blogs at all. So seeing a forum post from staff saying they are working on it wouldn’t help me much …lol … I know they are working like crazy to fix all kinds of things … but then again I’m the self pacifying type. :)

    #149426

    wank
    Member

    Quick question for the OP: has your friend selected the option to hide her blog from search engines and the global tags system? That would make all her tag and category links local regardless of the theme.

    #149430

    timethief
    Member

    Yes if stats and rankings are not at issue then that would surely do it.

    #149433

    sundrop74
    Member

    Wank,

    I’m not sure. Is there a way to tell without asking? Here’s her blog:

    http://welcometowhereveryouare.wordpress.com/

    #149545

    sundrop74
    Member

    I asked and her theme was set to block search engines and WP sites. It’s been changed now and the category links work as expected.

    #149554

    mdhillison
    Member

    I’m still just baffled over all of this. I want local and global stuff. Am I nuts are shouldn’t ONE be local and the OTHER be global?

    Say categories are LOCAL for your site and tags are GLOBAL for all of wordpress.

    #149555

    options
    Member

    no, you ain’t THAT nuts ;-) you know,

    … there was some confusion when we first introduced the feature but once people started seeing how tags could drive additional traffic to their pages they changed their mind.

    However even for something that 99% of people love and 1% hate because of the size of WordPress.com you’ll find a few thousand people who hate anything we do or change. Our job is filtering that feedback for good ideas and deciding what’s best for the majority of our users.

    scuseme for a shameless plug, but well it’s almost an interview.

    see also:

    Blog Interviewer: WordPress was certainly not the first blogging software on the scene but what factors do you think have allowed it to eclipse other blogging scripts like Movable Type?

    Matt Mullenweg: If I had to look at why WordPress has been successful to the extent it has, I think it is mostly due to that we listen. We are users of the blogs ourselves. I mean, every WordPress developer is a pretty active blogger, and we listen a lot to the people using the software. Our assumption is that we cannot and will not know the best stuff for the next version of WordPress, so I do not even try to make predictions of where WordPress is going to be in a year or two because frankly, I do not know. If you asked me two years ago if we would be where we are now, I would have said something completely different. Our users are very smart because they use WordPress obviously and they are not shy, so they are very willing to share their opinions about where things can go. So our role and my role as sort of their lead developer is very much taking in all these inputs and trying to synthesize where we should go with the project and balance out what is often a silent majority with a few very passionate users who might be on the leading edge, and those few passionate users might out weigh the majority sometimes because they are where everyone is going to be a year from now, and sometimes we say the majority might out weigh them, and so just sort of navigating those waters is, I think, a big part of what I do.

    #149556

    mdhillison
    Member

    I’ve got the CSS upgrade – can I just kill the DISPLAY of the categories in my post so they aren’t so darned confusing??

    One of the blogs I have with my daughter is for kids and they are ALWAYS confused, even through I run the category listing on the sidebar widget. I still want to sort them with the categories, I just want the globals out of my post window.

    #149557

    options
    Member

    yes, you can… but depending on your theme in use, this way will also kill other useful post meta-data such as post time-stamp, author, RSS feed, Trackback URL (and whatever else will be put in there) as well [forums post].

    #149586

    dpotter
    Member

    How can you find out what meta-data will be killed by changing the CSS? Options says it depends on the theme in use. I’m using Digg 3 and want to remove the “filed under” and “tagged” links below each post because they link outside the blog. I would not like to lose time-stamp and author data, however, nor the comments link. Can anyone clarify what happens to this theme if you “kill the display”? And then, of course, if it can be done I’d need help figuring out how to change the CSS to make it happen. I’m a CSS novice.

    #149587

    wank
    Member

    If you kill the tags on Digg 3 you’ll keep the timestamp and author but lose the comments link. Also, of course, it’ll cost you $15 for the privilege. There’s a thread on it here.

    #149618

    geochristian
    Member

    Here’s how I want it to work:

    I want the links within my post to be local. When my readers click on a category within my post, I want them to see what else I have written about that topic, not what someone else has written that usually has nothing to do with what I am focused on.

    I want the links in the column on the side to be local as well.

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