wordpress tags and categories - wp support

How to use WordPress Tags and Categories for blogging

WordPress tags and categories - WP SupportAs you are blogging, it's important that you set the WordPress Tags and Categories for a blog post. As you create content for you website, always remember to add at least one Category and a couple of Tags. Basically, WordPress Categories allow you to group similar blogs together so that when you look at the content for the Categories, you can see multiple posts. Tags are like keywords that you add to a post and the best practice is to add at least a couple of Tags to a post.

Essential tips about WordPress Tags and Categories

As you are building content for your website, let's look at some essential tips to keep in mind. As already mentioned, Tags are only available for post. However, Categories can be used on posts and pages. Check out the tips below to help you learn how to best use WordPress Tags and Categories.

  • Choose specific SEO keywords you want to use for Tags and Categories
  • Use only one Category per post or page
  • For posts, use a couple of Tags for each post
  • Include a description of each Tag when you create it

How to manage WordPress Tags and Categories

Below is a screenshot of the Posts – Categories area on a WordPress blog. There are six basic areas of this area that will be helpful for you to learn how to manage it.

  • Step 1: choose a Name that will tie into your blog post and the purpose of your website
  • Step 2: the Slug is the link (URL) friendly version of your Categories Name (normally lower-case and has only letters, numbers and hyphens)
  • Step 3: The Parent option is used when you want to create submenus for your Posts Categories
  • Step 4: Include a Description to help you remember the purpose for each Category
  • Step 5: Make sure to click on the Add New Category button once you have completed the information for your new category
  • Step 6: this is the list of all the Categories that you have set up on your blog

Click on the image below to enlarge & click on the “X” in upper right corner of image managing wordpress categories

Now let's take a look at Posts – Tags and how you can manage them. Remember that you can use more than one Tag on a post. Checkout the screenshot and list below to see how to manage Tags.

  • Step 1: choose a Name that will tie into your blog post and the purpose of your website
  • Step 2: the Slug is the link (URL) friendly version of your Tag Name (normally lower-case and contains only letters, numbers and hyphens)
  • Step 3: Include a Description to help you remember the purpose for each Tag
  • Step 4: Make sure to click on the Add New Tag button once you have completed the information for your new category
  • Step 5: this is the list of all the Tag that you have set up on your blog

Click on the image below to enlarge & click on the “X” in upper right corner of image managing wordpress tags

Now that you have learned about WordPress Tags and Categories, try this out and see it can help you with your SEO efforts. A plugin that you might want to checkout is Yoast SEO to further help with optimizing your content.

 

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