Categories and Tags
Confused what is the difference between categories and tags, and which one to use. Check out this article at Lorelle on WordPress. In short, tags can be categories but categories are not tags. Categories can be something broad, for instance cars and you can have Wish, Altis, Civic as tags. Here is a synopsis of the similarities and differences between tags and categories. Looks like I need to spent some time to re-organise cateogries and tags on my blog …
- Categories can have unique names. Tags need to be known names.
- Categories can have long wordy names. Tags should have short one, two, or at the most, three words.
- Categories generate a page of posts on your site. Tags can, too, but often generate a page of off-site posts on an off-site website.
- Categories are not tags. Tags can be categories.
- Categories don’t help search engines find information. Tags help search engines and tag directories catalog your site.
- Posts are usually in one to four categories. A single post can list as many tags as you want.
- Categories help visitors find related information on your site. Tags help visitors find related information on your site and on other sites.