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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 7: Creating Categories and Tags

In This Chapter

  • Exploring content archive options in WordPress
  • Creating and editing categories
  • Creating tags and editing them

WordPress provides you with so many different ways to organize, categorize, and archive content on your Web site or blog. Packaged within the WordPress software is the capability to automatically maintain chronological, categorized archives of your publishing history, which provides your Web site visitors with different ways to find your content. WordPress uses PHP and MySQL technology to sort and organize everything you publish in an order that you and your readers can access by date and category. This archiving process occurs automatically with every post you publish to your blog.

In this chapter, you can find out all about WordPress archiving, from categories to tags and more. You also can discover how to take advantage of the category description feature to improve your search engine optimization, how to distinguish between categories and tags, and how to use categories and tags to create topical archives of your site content.

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