[wp-hackers] Thoughts on Ultimate Tag Warrior
mike at uwmike.com
Mon Sep 4 15:41:58 GMT 2006
I don't actually use UTW, but I got annoyed that Typo had both
categories and tags built into the core, when it seemed like a lot of
duplication of functionality. Can't you do an awfully good facsimile
of tags by simply having two top-level categories for "Category
Parent" and "Tag Parent", and then working from there?
Obviously the primary difference between the two is how you enter
them---tickboxes versus a text field, but couldn't that difference be
provided-for in plugin hooks?
On 9/4/06, Paul Menard <codehooligans at codehooligans.com> wrote:
> I use it (UTW Plugin) on my blog/site. Mostly because I was new to
> tagging and really liked the idea of offering a tag cloud to the
> user. Since my initial install of this plug I've come across other
> coding examples to build my own tag cloud. Here is one: http://
> I've also not come to the understanding that WP can use it's own
> categories as well tags. I had no idea this was so functional. I tend
> to think of content categories as a separate concept from tags. Here
> is a article I read a while back that for some reason set my bias
> against using categories as tags. http://lorelle.wordpress.com/
> 2006/03/01/tags-are-not-categories-got-it/. since reading through
> these emails I've been playing with just using categories and setting
> up my permalinks so my posts show up in the URL like '/tag/...'.
> Seems simple enough and functional.
> All of this makes me wonder about this WP pages http://wordpress.com/
> tags/ Are tags being offered in the next WP release?
> On Sep 2, 2006, at 1:53 PM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> > I'm curious about people's thoughts and opinions on the Ultimate
> > Tag Warrior plugin.
> > In my experience, it can often be the source of pretty significant
> > performance problems when traffic and/or # of posts/tags goes up.
> > That said, it's very popular which indicates it is providing
> > functionality that is needed.
> > What's your favorite part of UTW?
> > Is there functionality UTW provides that we could do in core?
> > (Clouds, etc.)
> > As a community are there code fixes we could contribute to UTW to
> > help its performance for current users?
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