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Why I cannot tag PAGES? (WP 2.3) (14 posts)

  1. michelem
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm trying to understand why the new tagging system is only for posts and not for pages. Is there some technical problem or what?

  2. yeleek
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can see this subject will need stickying
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/135605?replies=2

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Design decision. WordPress doesn't support tags or categories on Pages.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  5. jonerikstorm
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's a start, but when you go to the URL/?tag=xx page, the pages do not show up. That was a functionality Simple Tagging Plugin had.

    Can someone restore that? I have header pages for my tag links. I can probably do it on my own...

    To be honest, I'm a little ticked that the functionality is different. If I would have known that I wouldn't have upgraded.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    jonerikstorm--have you considered restoring to your backup?

  7. jonerikstorm
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have considered it, but it doesn't work even with new pages.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm stoked on the upgrade, and I'm thankful for the plugin, too.

    I just didn't think that the /?tag=foo would go away...

    Which file controls the query variable? I'll write the code if necessary.

  8. michelem
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The plugin now works fine, try it.

  9. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can understand not having categories on pages, but tags provide a different function and would be useful on pages. I guess I won't be using the tags function in 2.3 at all and will be continuing to use a plugin instead. The plugin will also be useful for meta keywords, which the new tag feature apparently doesn't support.

    I don't want to sound unappreciative (WordPress rocks!) but the new WordPress feature isn't at all useful for me and probably not for a lot of other people either.

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Haecceity: Use a plugin to extend tags to pages if you like:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags4page/

  11. greencar
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried installing tags4page but how to make the tags show in the tag cloud widget is a mystery.

    "To view the tags in your blog you have to add the WordPress function <?php the_tags(); ?> to your themes, please refer to the documentation page for more information (http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_tags).?"

    Yes, but which file does this piece of code need to go in, and where?

    Thanks.

  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The Template Tag, the tags(), needs to be in The Loop and that typically is in your theme's index.php file.

    On the other hand, the Template Tag, wp_tag_cloud(), does not need to be in The Loop, so you might want to put that in your sidebar.php file.

    Other resourcses:
    Stepping into Templates
    Template Hierarchy
    Stepping into Template Tags

  13. Bernhard Riedl
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi folks!

    for pages tagging functionality with wordpress 2.3 have a look at this post on my weblog.

    greetz
    berny

  14. gspark
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I get tired of everything always having to be in the loop which is limited to what page, I wish WP would be more flexible in allowing us to put anything anywhere we want on any page

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