[wp-hackers] Tag functionality questions

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Sat Sep 1 18:38:42 GMT 2007

On 8/30/07, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com> wrote:
> I am testing the new tag functionality and trying to figure out how to
> work with tags in multilingual blogs.
> But before I even get to figuring out a way to work with them
> multilingually, I have a few more basic questions about tag
> functionality in core WP 2.3:
> 1) It looks like there isn't any admin screen for managing tags --
> e.g. editing slugs, editing misspellings, deleting tags, etc. Is that
> intentional? Or is it there and I missed something?

There isn't a management interface nor is one planned.  It might be
left to plugin territory.  For now we'll wait and see how many people
want one after 2.3 goes out.

> 2) Is there any built-in functionality for tags besides (a) tagging a
> post on the edit screen and (b) a function to list the tags for a post
> in your Theme? I didn't see a tag cloud, for instance, and I think
> others have mentioned on this list that tags are not part of the RSS
> feed by default?

As mentioned, tag cloud is there and tags are now included in the feeds.

> 3) When I added a tag that matched an existing category slug exactly,
> it automatically used the same term for both. Is that intentional? I
> didn't like that behavior, among other things, because it capitalized
> the tag (I want my categories capitalized but I don't think it's
> standard to capitalize tags).

It is intentional.  Term names and slugs are shared between taxonomies.

> 4) Given (I think) the limited (to the point of uselessness, from my
> point of view right now) functionality of the built-in tags in core WP
> 2.3, which tag plugins is it supposed to be compatible with?

I don't think any plugins have been ported over yet.


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