[wp-testers] categories and blogroll and posts 2.1

Kimmo Suominen kimmo+key+wordpress.c4f53f at suominen.com
Thu Sep 14 07:06:16 GMT 2006

On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 11:55:25PM -0700, Ryan Boren wrote:
> Kimmo Suominen wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 01:30:42AM -0400, Mark Jaquith wrote:
> >>On Sep 13, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Ryan Boren wrote:
> >>
> >>>By the way, how many folks use Manage->Categories?  What actions do  
> >>>you perform with it?  I personally could remove Manage->Categories  
> >>>entirely and never miss it.
> >>I assign/rearrange hierarchies, edit category slugs, input category  
> >>descriptions, delete categories (that I ended up not using as much as  
> >>I thought I would).
> >
> >As do I -- necessary functionality there.
> Tweaking taxonomists the both of you.
> Add and forget, I say.  Time spent pruning categories could be spent not 
> pruning categories.  :-)

I'll probably need to think about taking that into consideration... :)

If I only used categories as tags, a flat structure would probably be
best.  But already early on I used them also for combining some of the
tags into a single "feed" through a hierarchy.

Most of the time I use "Manage Categories" to place a newly created
category in its correct place in the hierarchy.  If this could be
done when creating the category, that would be great.  Although, one
would have to be careful with typing -- or maybe "missing" parent
categories should not be automatically created (to avoid unwanted
categories from typos).

Sometimes I rename a category (this is not just fixing typos).

I practically never delete a category.

I also don't create new categories that often, because I seem to have
a mental problem with having the categories in the wrong place...
This might be another reason to just think of them as tags, and start
using them much more.

Best regards,
+ Kimmo
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