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Tags best practices (3 posts)

  1. guyadams
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I migrated my blog to WordPress around a month ago and have been really happy, I'm fairly new to web applications and blogging but its been a great exercise.

    Today I have upgraded to 2.3 and like the addition of tags but want to get some advice on best practices, here's a few questions:

    Should I add tags to all my previous posts?
    Whats the difference between catorgories and tags?

    Thanks

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    For your readers sake you might consider tagging old posts. Not mandatory though.

    There's a long story about tagging and categories. One difference is that Categories have hierarchy, Tags do not.

    Please consider reading through some of the discussions on the wp-hackers email list:
    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2006-September/008189.html
    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2007-April/011894.html

    Also this might shed some light:
    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2005/09/09/categories-versus-tags-whats-the-difference-and-which-one/

  3. guyadams
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Many thanks for the links MichaelH, these articles have made me pretty clear on the differences.

    Thank you

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