this is a category-free zone

I installed WordPress two days ago and have had a little time to work on it. I’ve never used WordPress before and I’m extremely pleased with how easy it was to work with it and the plugin I’m using. That plugin would be Jerome’s Keywords.

After activating it I made modifications to my templates so that tags are displayed instead of categories for individual posts. I also modified the plugin to add a ‘related tags’ feature to the tag pages and search results pages, and a ‘common recent tags’ feature to the home page. All of which are done in order of frequency. The tags are also displayed with the meta keywords tag on individual post pages, tag pages, and search results pages, the latter two using the ‘related tags’. Lastly, I got the tags to show up in my atom feed in dc:subject, but not in the HTML.

So, that’s that, and I’m very happy with it. The only thing left to do really, is a ‘all tags’ page, but as I don’t know much about either WordPress or this plugin 😉 I think I’ll wait until the next version of the plugin for that.

Oh, and I intend to roll this back into the plugin eventually.

Update April 10 – I have added links to ‘this tag elsewhere’ from tag pages, added atom feeds for each tag and for any search, and added a ’search within this tag’ option to tag pages.

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4 Responses to this is a category-free zone

  1. jerome says:

    Thanks for the compliment! If you have any changes/patches for my plugin I’d be happy to consider them for a future release.

  2. mfagan says:

    Nobody is even supposed to see this blog yet! 😉

    I knew I should’ve turned of pingomatic sooner.

    I will certainly get around to contributing my work back in when I get it a little nicer. This is a new blog and right now I’m focused on getting my photo album to work.

  3. jerome says:

    No pings — your link to my site showed up in Technorati. 🙂

  4. mfagan says:

    Ah yes, but Technorati would have found this only if I had used pingomatic

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