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Better tagging idea (8 posts)

  1. nickaster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So .. I have something like 17000 tags on my site and always growing.

    Most of them are one-offs, some are spelling errors, all kinds of junk in there.

    What if there were a safety feature that prevented a tag page from being generated unless a tag was used at least once? Or only if a tag description was entered?

    Wouldn't that save a lot of server churn and useless pages showing up in sitemaps etc...?

    Thoughts?

  2. nickaster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    and by "at least once" what I really meant was "at least twice" ... the idea is to not publish the one-offs ... dunno why I said it that way.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But surely the first time you use any new tag, it will be a "one off" until you use it again. So how do you propose to handle that?

  4. nickaster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I dunno.... i guess in an ideal world you'd have an over-ride feature if you *really* wanted the tag page for a one-off. But generally speaking, doesn't seem useful to have all that stuff generated for a single-use tag.

  5. Most of them are one-offs, some are spelling errors, all kinds of junk in there.

    That's when I go back, reorganize my tags, and move posts around to fix it :)

  6. nickaster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Haha... well of course I do, but it's a pretty hard task with dozens of writers and posts a day

  7. And now you have given us more information that is invaluable! See, if it's just you running a site, then you can learn from your mistakes pretty easily. But when you manage a site with many writers (and god help me, mine make me cry a little some days), you need to manage them:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/manage-tags-capability/

    Now your non-admins can't make NEW tags, just you admins :D BEER!

  8. nickaster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now that's potentially useful... thanks!

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