WordPress Q&A: Tags Vs Categories

We receive a wide variety of WordPress questions over and over from our clients, so I’m going to start addressing them here. This morning I received the following question:

What is the difference between a category and a tag on my wordpress site?

I don’t personally use tags when I write blog posts because it’s essentially just another form of categories to organize the content on your website for your readers. Using one category (or a couple) works just fine for me. Here is a great video by Matt Cutts at Google (he KIND OF knows what he’s talking about) addressing this question as well:

Additionally, I’ve added a page to our Help Center titled “WordPress Questions, Answers, Videos, and Resources” so that our clients have one easy place to find all these questions, answers, videos, and resources from external sources.

What other WordPress questions do you have?

What's Coming in WordPress 3.1

I was just reading an article on WordPress Beginner about what’s coming in WordPress 3.1 (due to be released end of December). Here’s a bullet list of the features in the works:

  • Internal linking
  • Admin bar
  • Ajaxified Admin Screens
  • Separate Network Dashboard
  • Quick Press Template Tag
  • Improved UI for Searching and Browsing Installed Themes
  • Post Templates / Post Styles
  • Advanced Taxonomy Queries

As if WordPress is already rock solid out of the box SEO-wise, the internal linking capability is going to be a huge huge benefit to WordPress on the SEO front — and yet another reason that it’s the best website platform available!

We are seriously WordPress junkies — and, as with anything new in WordPress, we’re excited to begin using these features with our clients!┬áLastly, I wanted to note that there are a few new examples of Virtual Results sites in the Portfolio section of this site.