WordPress and Tags


I am testing out the Cat2Tag plugin. I have the need for some more folksonomy for WordPress and might whip something up this weekend. Till then, how well does this work?




  1. Alex Bischoff (3 comments.) says:

    Cat2Tag has been working great for me — I couldn’t ask for much more. It’s in use at my blog (linked above) if you want to see it in action.

  2. Brent (2 comments.) says:

    I’ve been using Jerome’s Keywords instead. I like it better because I use categories to structure my blog. Merging categories and tags just didn’t make sense for me.

  3. Cori Schlegel (1 comments.) says:

    I disagree with Brent (above), categories and tags seem (mostly) a natural merger to me; in fact I blogged this plug-in here.

    The best thing for me was the ability to create cats on the fly – an option I missed greatly in WordPress. This gives me the ability to do so. In fact, as far as this plug-in goes I see little difference between cats and tags.

    I made 1 simple change to the plug-in on line 117, to make the manage post section of WordPress read “xx Most Popular Categories:” instead of “Most xx Popular Categories”, but aside from that have left it as is. You can see it in action at my blog as well, but I don;t think you’ll see a difference between that and normal categories from the reader’s side – the benefits are primarily on the publisher’s side, from what I can see. If anyone else sees it differently, please let me know.

  4. Brent (2 comments.) says:

    Maybe I should clarify what I am trying to say. For most people I agree that categories and tags are essentially the same thing. However, long ago I created a set of hierarchical categories on my blog that are used to structure the content of a couple of static pages. The way that I use categories makes it so that tags and categories don’t necessarily merge for me. So using keywords just works better for my specific blog.

  5. bicherele (1 comments.) says:

    It doesn’t work anymore if you install the plugin Bunny’s Technorati Tags.

  6. Otis (1 comments.) says:

    I don’t know the details of your WordPress tag plugin, but if it makes sense, consider hooking up the tags to Simpy –

  7. Soulhuntre (1 comments.) says:

    I definitely vopte for Cat2Tags. The merer of categories and tags is copletely natural for my purposes. its a great plug in and as a bonus leaves my WP installation “bog standard” for the future.

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