What are tags and categories?
Tags and categories are great ways to organise your blog posts, like filing papers in to different folders.
The difference between a tag and a category?
A category is like a folder. You might stick all your life drawings in one folder, and all your jewellery designs in another.
But a life drawing might be "experimental", and a jewellery design might be "experimental" as well. So you could tag them with "experimental" so if you wanted to find all your experimental work, you could just search for pages and posts tagged "experimental". Of you could go to your "life drawing" category and look for just the experimental stuff there!
In practice, it’s up to you how you use them. But try to avoid posting things that aren’t tagged or categorised.
Top tip: create categories for each module you do (e.g. Change By Design) so that tutors can easily find your work relating to that module. Then use tags to describe everything inside those categories (sketch, idea, reject etc)
Adding categories and tags
You can add categories and tags when you create new posts or pages. Categories are listed as you create them, while tags appear as you type them. If you have already created a tag, WordPress will "guess" what you are typing for you.
Here I’ve put the post in the "announcements category and given it a test-post tag. If I tag every test in this way, I can find them later and delete them easily.
A categorised post
This is how a category or tag appear. You can click on "announcements" to see all things I created in that category.
Organising categories and posts
You can organise your categories and posts from the dashboard.
This is handy if you duplicate them or make a spelling mistake (notice I have "announcements" which is correct, and "announcments" which isn’t.
You can also plan ahead here – why not list all your likely categories and tags and then go in and create them here?