WordPress Tags

Tagging your WordPress posts into specific keywords and terms will allow you to categorize your contents and articles within your website. Hence tagging is an essential element of WordPress, which makes SEO much more comfortable, and this feature is provided in the form of a tool in WordPress, though it is optional. In this chapter, you will learn about the concept of tags and how to use it.

What Are WordPress Tags?

WordPress Tags can be defined as a set of information that you can attach to your WordPress content for categorizing and better identify content. Each post can have many tags that can allow the visitors to click on a tag for finding related posts that have the same tag. When you mention a tag correctly, it not only helps readers easily find content but also helps in search optimization.

How to Include Tags in Your WordPress Post?

The steps to include tags in your posts are:

  1. Log in to WordPress and go to your dashboard.
  2. From there, you have to navigate to the Posts > Tags.
  3. You will now see a new screen which will be the "Tags" page.
  4. From that page, you have to fill all the required fields that are discussed below:
    1. Name: is where you will name the category, which will be unique.
    2. Slug: is implemented in your URL for displaying your category.
    3. Description: are also optional. Here, you are given a text box to put a brief description of your category.
  5. After inserting all the above information, you have to click the "Add New Tag" button.
  6. This will bring the newly created tag on the right side of the page, which you can see on your screen.

Editing Tags in WordPress

Here is a list of simple steps that you can follow to edit tags in WordPress:

  1. From the dashboard, go to your Posts menu.
  2. From there, choose the Tags option.
  3. You can view the tags that you have created previously using the steps mentioned above.
  4. As you hover the mouse cursor on the Tags, you will be able to see a few options that will be displayed below the Tag name.
  5. From there, you can either choose the Edit or the Quick Edit option.
  6. Now, edit any of the desired fields you want to modify and then click the Update button to reflect the changes.

Deleting Tags in WordPress

If you want to remove the tag from your WordPress post altogether, then you need to follow some specific steps or approaches to doing it.

  1. From the dashboard, go to your Posts menu.
  2. From there, choose the Tags option.
  3. You can view the tags that you have created previously using the steps mentioned above.
  4. As you hover the mouse cursor on the Tags, you will be able to see a few options that will be displayed below the Tag name.
  5. From there, you can either choose the Delete option.
  6. A pop-up dialog box will ask for confirmation. Click OK to delete the tag.

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