WordPress - Using Tags

Tags are used in WordPress to aid navigation and allow posts to be grouped with similar content. Every post may be filed under multiple, unique Tags. Tags differ from categories in that Tags have no hierarchy, so no parent/child system needs to be defined.

Depending on the theme you're using, Tags are displayed under each post. When someone viewing your blog clicks on one of these Tag links, a Tag archive page will appear displaying all the posts that have been have been tagged.

Add a new Tag

Tags can be added multiple ways. The easiest of which are by adding them on the Post Editor screen or via the Tag screen. 

Adding Tags via the Post Editor Screen. 
  1. Navigate to the Post editing page (Post > Add New or Post > All Posts > Specific Post entry).

  2. Locate the Tags box on the right side of the screen. Here, enter the new Tag and click Add

    Tag box

    Note: Multiple Tags can be added simultaneously by separating each Tag with a comma. From the Tag box, you can also select from the most commonly used Tags via the Choose from the most used tags option. 

    multiple tags in tag box

Adding Tags via the Tag Screen
  1. Navigate to the Tags screen (Posts > Tags). 

    tags link

  2. The Tags screen has two sections; the right is where you will add new Tags. 

  3. In the Add New Tag section, enter a Name (1), Slug (2), and optional Description (3) then select the Add New Tag button. Once added, your new tag will appear to the right of the screen in the current Tags list. 

    Add new tag section

Manage Current Tags

As mentioned above, the Tags screen is split into two sections: the Add New Tag section on the left and the current tags section on the right. Each Tag in the current tag section can be moused over, accessing a number of quick links: Edit, Quick Edit, Delete, View. Edit displays the Edit Tag Screen to edit the selected Tag. Quick Edit initiates the Quick Edit option on screen and does not redirect to a new section like Edit does. Delete will move the selected Tag to the Trash. View displays the selected Tag in your WordPress site. 

quick links

For more information, please visit NMSU WordPress Video Tutorials

Keywords:wordpress how to use tags tagging posts tag topics   Doc ID:73565
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-05-25 12:01 MDTUpdated:2017-05-30 10:37 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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