When to Use Pages, Categories and Tags

When creating content for a new site, the first item to consider is whether it will be shown as a Post or a Page.

A Rule of Thumb

A useful rule of thumb is to make menu items like About, for example, which usually comprises static information, to be created as a page. The other items should be posts, grouped into categories. For example:

Too Many Menu Items?

To avoid too many categories, use Tags within categories. For example, Microsoft Office is a category; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint are tags.

If you display a tag cloud as a widget in a side column or footer, users can select all posts relating to that tag. For example:

The tag is shown at the end of each post as well. This post has the WordPress tag just below the content.

 

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