Help: Titles, tags, categories
I didn’t give titles to the articles from my old alohapundit.com blog. I was younger and anti-blogging newbie. I imported these articles on 5 April 2008 and I have been replacing the “Post number” titles and related posts lists to these articles.
I post every article article with multiple tags or keywords to help users find related posts easily.
Tags can cross-connect posts to other related tags.
There’s a list of relevant linked tags at the end of each article.
The tag URL is http://billso.com/tag/keyword — use a dash if the tag includes spaces.
On 29 January 2008, I enabled linkable tags in all my blog posts. If a word is identical to a tag, that word will appear as a link to a tag page. This feature was more of a nuisance than a help, so I disabled it on 16 May 2008.
Upgrading to WordPress 2.3 required some changes in the tag cloud and tag archives pages (28 September 2007):
- Tag archive pages are now labeled with their tag name.
- The tag cloud displays the most frequent tags that I’ve used in my articles.
- See my 25 January 2007 for a discussion of tag clouds.
- Technorati has a good discussion of what tags are and how they can be used here.
I use categories to sort my articles into different feeds and pages for my courses. A post may have 1 to 4 categories.
A list of categories appears beneath the title for each post.
Categories are organizational tools that impose a hierarchy on my articles, based upon the information systems courses that I teach at Hawaii Pacific University.
Thus, categories are different from tags, as discussed here.
Until May 2008, my courses at HPU have their own dedicated links on this site. (Links changed 3 July 2007, and the RSS feeds were shut down in March 2008).
See the courses page for more information.