Setting Up WordPress – Posts – Post Tags

In the post tags sub-panel you can assign keywords to your posts using post tags. Tags do not have hierarchy like the categories, meaning there is not a parent to child relationship from one tag to another. The post tags sub-panel is very similar to the post categories sub-panel and operates the same with the exception of no sub-category selection.

This sub-panel allows you to create new tags, edit or delete existing ones. You can use the screen options tab at the top of the sub-panel to edit the table heading and to control the numbers of shown in the table. Un-check any box you do not want to appear or check any box that you do want in the table header. To control the number listed enter the number you want displayed in the show on screen box and click apply.

At the top of the page is a convenient drop-down menu with common functions for quick navigation.

In this sub-panel is a table section, a popular section and an add new section.

In popular tags, the cloud appears with up to 45 of the most used tags. Which are the tags that are the most popular in your posts. Click any one of these tags to edit the tag. If there are no tags in this section then no tags have been assigned to any posts and this tag cloud will not show.

In the add new section you can create the tag.

Three bits of information is used with each new tag.

Name, the slug, and a description.

The name is a unique name to identify the tag.

A slug is a unique url friendly version of the name. These slugs are usually lowercase letters and contains just the numbers, hyphens, and lowercase letters.

And a description. This description is optional.

The add new tag when clicked will add the tag to the tag table.

The table displays a list of all tags in a row. And are listed in alphabetical order by name.

Watch the posts >> posts tags video for details about the tag table.

Just below the table is a link to convert tags to categories so they can be used as categories. If you click on this link it takes you to the import sub-panel. On the list is a categories and tags converter which will then take you to an install page for a plug-in that handles this conversion.

And at the top the table is the search-box. Enter a keyword, or a string of keywords. Click on search tags. The search will show all matching your keywords.



Source by M Ross

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