September 28, 2007
With the release of WordPress version 2.3, tagging has been finally integrated into the core functionality of the platform.
Not a bad idea, if your blog generally has fewer words and more photos. I am well aware of its usefulness in flickr, fergodssakes, but tagging posts with the very same words that are used in the body text of said posts?
Maybe I’m not “web 2.0″ enough. Maybe, with my four years of blogging, I’m turning into a luddite. What exactly is the benefit of a tag on a text-based post? The fact that posts could be assigned to multiple categories was a pretty awesome thing, because topics do overlap. But tags?
No doubt, I’ll have to get into it and understand it if I want to continue relating to the needs of the people for whom I maintain WordPress-based sites, but on my site? When I do upgrade to version 2.3, you can expect tags on photo-based posts.