Categories & Tags

Before publishing a ‘Post’ it needs to be attached to a ‘Category’ and assigned ‘Tags’.

‘Categories’ – Offers broad grouping for ‘Posts’ – Each post in WordPress is filed under a category. Thoughtful categorization allows posts to be grouped with others of similar content and aids in the navigation of a

‘Tags’ – Tags work like ‘Categories’ in the sense that they are used to group ‘Posts’ together, but offer a much wider option and are generally used to describe your ‘Post’ in more detail. ‘Tags’ should also be looked at as the keywords your potential audience would enter into search engines – A tag is a keyword which describes all or part of a Post. Think of it like a Category, but smaller in scope. A post may have several tags, many of which relate to it only peripherally. Like Categories, Tags are usually linked to a page which shows all posts having the same tag. Tags can be created on-the-fly by simply typing them into the tag field. –

Many people confuse Tags and Categories, but the difference is easy: Categories generally don’t change often, while your Tags usually change with every Post. –

Categories vs Tags

You can assign ‘Categories’ and ‘Tags’ to your ‘Post’ at any point during the writing process. However, it might make sense to do it at the end, once the article is complete, as it may help you decide on the exact ‘Categories’ and ‘Tags’ you want to use.


Every ‘Post’ needs to be assigned to at least one ‘Category’. Assign ‘Categories’ by selecting them from the ‘Categories’ panel on the right hand side of the ‘Edit Post’ page.

‘Posts’ can be assigned to more than one ‘Category’, but try to be selective and don’t over do it.



‘Tags’ on The Breaker work slightly differently to on many other WordPress website – where they offer free reign on the ‘Tags’ you can insert, we prefer to be a bit more organised and seperate them into 3 distinct categories: People, Locations & Organisations.

To add a ‘Tag’ to your post, either select a person, location or organisation from the already populated list or if the ‘Tag’ doesn’t already exist (which is most likely), click on the ‘Add New’ link to add a ‘Tag’ of your choosing.

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