one_yellow-10

WordPress in Plain English: Categories vs Tags

Categories allow you to group your posts and organize them along your website. Depending on the theme and widgets you have enabled on your website, the name of the category can be displayed before or after a post or publish a post in a specific area on a page.

They give some sort of ID to your posts, and you can call them and make them show up whenever and wherever you want, which is a more advanced way of using categories beyond grouping.

Tags on the other hand, are more specific than categories, they are generally used to describe your post in more detail.  The use of tags is entirely optional, but it can help your readers find related content to Drama, instead of going through all the posts under the category Books.

So a category can be Book, and tags can be drama, science fiction, nature, painting, small editions, spanish, dutch.

ARTICLES FOR YOUR INSPIRATION

 Tag Optimization for WordPress

  Simple Tags: Tag Management Plugin

  How to Merge and Bulk Edit Categories and Tags in WordPress

 How to Use WordPress Categories to Attract Search Engines

 How to Allow Users to Subscribe to Categories in WordPress

cndlta-icon-pink-e1468210296130

Love this article? Get IT straight IN your inbox: