In this tutorial, we take a look at how to better organise your posts in WordPress through the use of Tags and Categories.
Tags are essentially keywords that you assign to each post. They are typically displayed underneath each post. Someone viewing your blog can click on one of those tag links, and an archive page with all the posts containing that tag will be displayed.
Every post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow your posts to be classifieds into groups and subgroups. If a visitor to your site clicks on a category link, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that category will be displayed. Unlike tags, categories may be assigned to a parent category, enabling you to set up a hierarchy within the category structure.
Covered in this tutorial:
- Understanding the difference between tags and categories.
- How to add and edit categories using the Posts > Categories sub-panel.
- Using category parents to sort content hierarchically.
- How to add and edit tags using the Posts > Tags sub-panel.