Proper Use of Tags and Categories and the Difference Between the Two

This article will explain the difference between tags and categories, how to add them, and the difference between the two.


Tags are a great way to include relevant keywords that will help your blog post be easily searchable within Chapman’s web environment. Make sure your tags are appropriate to the post you’ve written –refrain from including tags that don’t have any relevancy to your post. To add a tag, locate the Tags widget on the right hand side of the post editor.

Type in each tag you would like to use and click Add after each entry


Categories are special places where relevant stories can be grouped together. You can have numerous categories for your blog. Some examples of frequently used categories are News and Events, Student Success, Alumni Spotlights and Faculty Spotlights. These categories can be found on the homepage of each blog near the top in a horizontal menu.

When a visitor clicks on one of these categories they are taken to a secondary page displaying all posts within the category. This is a great way to organize your posts into relevant places and make your stories easily accessible. To select a category, locate the Categories widget on the right hand side of the post editor and select appropriate categories for your post.

To add a new category, simply click on the ‘Add New Category’ link in blue underneath you’re existing categories.










Once you’ve selected your category or categories, users will be able to navigate to them easily from the homepage of the blog at the top menu above the featured story rotator. 

To learn more about tags and categories, please contact your web coordinator.

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