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.
For more information on the differences between tags and categories please check out this support doc.
Depending on the theme and widgets you have activated, 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 Metabox
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 on the highlighted tag 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.
To remove a tag from the post, click the small X icon next to the 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.
Adding Tags via the Dashboard
You can add new tags and manage existing ones from Posts -> Tags in your dashboard.
You will be presented with a list of your existing tags and a method of adding new tags.
You can add a new tag by filling out the fields:
- Tag name – As expected, the name of your tag.
- Description – Describes what the tag is for. This may be displayed in certain themes as, for example, a tooltip (shown when you hover over the tag).
The Posts -> Tags page in your dashboard shows a list of tags you’ve used, as well as the name and number of posts belonging to each tag. If you move your mouse over a tag a set of options will appear allowing you to edit, quick edit, or delete that tag:
If you click on Quick Edit the tag will change into an edit box and you can rename the tag quickly:
If you click on Edit you will be taken to a separate page where you can edit the name and description. This functions exactly the same as adding a tag.
Clicking on Delete will delete that tag.
If you have a lot of tags that you want to delete, you can use the bulk actions feature. Select each tag you want to delete using the checkbox to the left of the tag name.
If you want to select all tags click the checkbox at the top:
From the bulk actions menu select Delete and then click Apply. The tags will be deleted.
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