How To Use The WordPress Categories And Tags?

It not only helps your site visitors but also benefits you.

WordPress has two options for organizing content. You can use tags and categories as an analogy to the Table of Contents in a book. Tags are used as the Index. You can use them in any way you want.

Add a category in WordPress

Categories make it easy to organize and search for posts on your website. Click on the sidebar and select Categories.

Give your category name to make it stand out on your site. WordPress can assign one to you.

Add parent and/or subcategories to further organize the content. Each category can have a description so you know what it is for.

Click on Save. Make any modifications to your categories by clicking the Edit button.

Add tags to WordPress

Tags are similar to category tags. They help organize posts and give searchable keywords that make it easy for people to find them.

Go to Edit Post, then click on the Tag Box. You can put more tags together by using commas.

After you are done click on Publish and your tag will be published. You will be taken to the other posts where you have used these tags.

Click on Posts to bulk add tags. Then click on Tag. These are the steps for creating a new category.

Tags vs. Category Categories vs.

How does WordPress distinguish between category pages and tags?

Use WordPress Categories to help you identify your primary areas of WordPress. These categories will be the focus of your blog.

Your theme may not display WordPress tags. These are used to give more details about your posts. This can be used to cross-index posts related to specific topics.

SEO Tag Pages and Categories for WordPress

It is best only to index your category archive pages. We recommend that tag pages be set to “no index” in the WordPress SEO plugin.

Our Take

SEOPress is a WordPress competitor plugin for Yoast SEO. It is lighter and more functional than SEOPress. This plugin includes Google Page Speed, structured data types, and breadcrumbs.

You can use tags and categories to organize your content for readers.

It’s possible to also hurt your foot.

They can quickly get out of control and lead to a mess of meaningless keywords.

Add content to category and tag pages

Before you add to your categories and tags pages, spend some time writing content.

  • Take the time to organize them.
  • There are three options: you can do either tags or categories. You can also do one category at a time.

Allow Displaying content on category and tag pages

This can be done in many different ways. These are our top choices in order of simplicity.

Choice 1: Via the Theme Setting

You can enable archive page content in many themes. StudioPress’s Genesis theme framework allows you to have this content built in.

Before you do anything, make sure to check your theme settings. You can also go to Posts->Categories->Edit and add content.

Protip – WordPress has a description field that some themes use for pulling on-page content. Check to make sure there’s nothing on your category pages.

You don’t have to use this setting in Genesis. You can use it in other themes as well.

Option 2: Via plugin

WordPress plugins can be installed quickly.

Option 3: Via Category.

You don’t need to be afraid of messing with PHP. To allow the content of your archive.php file into the default description, you can add one or two lines to it.

Other tips and tricks can be found here WPMUdev

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