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  1. poodlerat
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    I love Jerome's Keywords, and I'd love to see something like it implemented alongside the current category system.

    I also liked the idea someone mentioned of javascript hints of already available tags.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
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    I disagree, and think tagging should be left up to plugins. Integrating it into the core ties it down and doesn't leave enough room for other ideas to play. Some people like hierarchical tags, some people don't. That sort of thing.

    I would like more hooks to be there so that the interfaces can be better in the existing plugins, but I think the tags themselves should remain separated.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  3. fritzthecat
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    I agree with most comments in the thread: tags are good, not a replacement for categories, look into migration, consider XMP, and make them nestable (people who don't agree, just don't nest them!)

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  4. Mike Schinkel
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    Tagging would allow me to greatly streamline my categories. I currently have over 50 categories in a heirarchy, but with tagging I could have less than 10 categories and the rest be tags. It would make much more sense that way.

    Posted: 10 years ago #

  5. Inactive

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    yes, oh yes.
    Please:
    1- seprate from categories
    2- machine tags support (take it to the next level, I am daring you. :)

    Posted: 10 years ago #

  6. Inactive

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    also, the developper of ecto mentions to make sure to make it accessible via the APIs, for example MT's XMLRPC mt_tags.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  7. deko
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    Everyone knows what a category is. Not everyone knows what a tag is. I'll bet the majority of WP users don't care what a tag is, and they are quite happy with categories the way they are. So if a vocal minority wants tags (whatever that is), fine. But any change to the more popular and intuitive category would clearly be a mistake.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  8. LostInNetwork
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    A very good idea! Adding keywords ("tags") makes searches more accurate.

    Do NOT replace categories with tags. Keep them separate.

    They are completely two different things. Categories are rough pre-made classifications from some controlled vocabulary. The category list is usually relatively short, and thus easy to use. Keywords can be more flexible, and there can be thousands of them (names of people and places, for example). I don't want 1000 "tags" in my sidebar. Believe me, I really don't. Categories do it better. But on a search page... that's a different thing...

    Nested keywords? Not that simple. If they would add real value, then maybe IPTC would use them? Somehow however, all the image agencies and newspapers of the world have decided not to use nested keywords. But maybe we bloggers know better?

    WordPress is a publishing platform?

    Do us a favor, and try to comply with the International Press Telecommunications Councils metadata standards.

    There you will find classification systems that are successfully beeing used to manage hundreds of thousands (and more) photographs, and other objects.

    As far as I know, they are also designing some news markup language and stuff like that, so they have probably though out these classification systems quite well and at depth.

    No need to reinvent the wheel.

    The obvious first step would be to add keyword support to post metadata in the database and to the XHTML/XML output. And then to the post editor and search function.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  9. hayfordoleary
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    We already have categories, and they function the same basic way as tags -- except for the fact that they're hierarchical. No need to have both.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  10. Sparrowhawk
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    Tags please.

    Posted: 10 years ago #

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