WordPress Tips: What Is the Difference Between Tags and Categories

wordpress categories vs tags

Do you know what is the difference between tags and categories in WordPress?

Tags are used to outline finer points within your blog post. While categories are meant for a broader grouping of your posts and add structure to your website.

Categories are meant to be much broader than tags. Every post should have a category. Categories allow users to quickly find articles covering the same topic. Then they can use tags to find more specific content.

For example, when users read your blog post about email marketing and want to find similar articles on your website, they can use category links to browse other posts about the same topic.

Then they can use tags you assigned to explore further. To use the same example, the email marketing post might have tags such as email marketing benefits, email marking ROI, email marketing tips, etc. This makes it easy for users to find similar content and learn more about topics they’re interested in.

Used together, WordPress tags and categories help readers navigate your website and make it easier to find related content.

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