Tags act like the index page of a book. They can be used as an alternate way to order and navigate through posts. Tags are keywords that relate directly to the finer details of each post. Don’t go overboard with tags; if there are too many, they stop being useful for easily finding information.
Some people have difficulties understanding the difference between categories and tags. Confusing these terms may lead to decreased effectiveness of SEO efforts. Google scores page relevance and value to the audience based on many dimensions, and two of them are an accurate use of tags and categories.
- Add a new tag. Sometimes it’s easier to put all the tags you know you will use straight in, even if they haven’t been used in posts yet. Doing this can help when multiple people are editing your site. It gives them a set of tags to choose from rather then having them set up tags as they go (this can get messy).
- Give your tag a name. Like in Categories, it should be succinct and meaningful.
- The slug will automatically populate with a lower case version of the tag name. You can edit the slug if needed, but remember slugs must always be url friendly. They have to be lower case and use hyphens instead of spaces.
- Give your tag a description. Descriptions are good for SEO as well as making your website more accessible and understandable.
- If you have lots of tags you can search for the tag you need.
- You can quickly delete multiple tags by selecting the tags you wish to delete. Select Delete from the drop down menu and apply.
- Clicking on the name of the tag will take you to the Tag Editor page.
- Display and order by description.
- Display and order by slug.
- Display and order by the number of posts that contain that tag.