Tags and Categories

Tags

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional.

Tags can be displayed at the top or bottom of posts, on the individual post view, and/or in the sidebar. You can assign multiple tags per post.

Adding Tags via the Tags Module

You can assign and/or add new tags to posts before you publish them using the Post Tags module to the bottom right of the post editor. You can add tags one at a time by clicking the Add button or hitting the Enter/Return key on your keyboard after typing each tag. Or you can add multiple tags at a time by separating them with a comma as you type.

Separate multiple tags with commas

To remove a tag from the post, click the small X icon next to the tag.

Deleting a tag

To choose from your most commonly used tags, click Choose from the most used tags. Then, click on the tags you want to assign to the post.

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Categories

Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories also make it easier for people to find your content. Categories are similar to, but broader than, tags.

Depending on the theme and widgets you have activated, categories can be displayed at the top or bottom of posts, on the individual post view, and/or in the sidebar. You can assign multiple categories per post (you must assign at least one), and categories can be organized hierarchically.

Adding Categories via the Categories Module

You can assign and/or add new categories to posts before you publish them using the Categories module to the right of the post editor.

 

Select the checkbox next to a category name to add it to a post.

  • If you would like to add a new category to your blog and associate it with the post, click + Add New Category.
  • Click the Most Used tab at the top of the module to select from your already created categories that you use the most.
  • Use the Parent Category drop down menu to nest a category within a category.

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