WordPress 2.3 introduces a new feature to the popular blog platform: tagging. Sure, you’ve been able to do it with plugins like Ultimate Tag Warrior in the past, but WordPress’ built-in tag system is simple, unobtrusive, and easy to use.
In order to get tags to display on individual posts, we’ll use
<?php the_tags('before', 'separator', 'after'); ?>
Here’s how I currently have things setup:
<?php the_tags( 'Tags: ', ', ', ''); ?>
This gives me something like this at the bottom of each post that has tags:
Tags: Tag 1, Tag 2, Tag 3
Another new tagging feature in WordPress 2.3 is the introduction of
wp_tag_cloud. The tag cloud takes all of your tags and displays them based on how much you use them on your site. You can see a live example of it on my archives page. To get the tag cloud on your site, you’ll use the following syntax in one of your templates:
<?php wp_tag_cloud(??); ?>
Where might you display the tag cloud? Well, you could put it in your sidebar, but I am not sure how system-intensive generating it is… I’d recommend creating a stand-alone page for it, or limiting the use of it on key pages only.