‘Categories’ Videos

  • Chris Berkley: Using WordPress Post Tags and Categories Effectively

    Chris Berkley: Using WordPress Post Tags and Categories Effectively

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2018Speaker: Chris Berkley

    March 1, 2019 — Tags and Categories are often misunderstood and are often misused or abused in ways that can hurt SEO and provide a poor user experience.

    This talk will show WordPress publishers how to create a tag and category hierarchy that can be easily applied to their site’s blog. I’ll discuss the SEO benefits as well as how this can help with content strategy.

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  • Heather Hedden: Taxonomies, Categories, and Tags

    Heather Hedden: Taxonomies, Categories, and Tags

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Heather Hedden

    January 11, 2019 — This session will address the definitions, types, and benefits of taxonomies in general, and the specifics of using categories and tags for website pages and posts. The focus will be on the planning and maintenance of a taxonomy (such as a category set or tag set) and best practices for creating and wording of terms and for creating hierarchical relationships between categories.

  • Corey Brown: Building Traffic with Passion, Social Media & Engagement

    Corey Brown: Building Traffic with Passion, Social Media & Engagement

    WordCamp D.C. 2017Speaker: Corey Brown

    November 11, 2017 — Producing great content is just the start. Reaching your intended audience is the next critical part.

    WordPress is not just the ultimate platform for content creation, it can be leveraged in many different ways to build that important reach – through social and email integration and more.

    Over the past 8 years, I’ve used WordPress in ways that build those connections, starting with No Treble (a site for bass players). I’ve learned what it takes to get content shared across the social web, how to use WordPress’s incredible built-in features (like category feeds) to generate relevant, high engagement email newsletters and more. I’ve since applied this learning to several client sites with similar success.

    No Treble grew to be (and continues to be) the most read publication for bass players in the world (online or off). We’ve been able to shape WordPress into something that has grown our Facebook audience to over 272,000 fans, and we send out 90,000+ emails each month – all triggered by the content we publish on WordPress.

  • Becky Davis: Categories, Tags And Custom Taxonomies – Oh My!

    Becky Davis: Categories, Tags And Custom Taxonomies – Oh My!

    WordCamp Chicago 2017Speaker: Becky Davis

    August 31, 2017 — There are few things that can help a site with organization more than getting things categorized correctly. There are also few things that can be more confusing, over-used or more diluted than how these terms are defined on a site. Let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly and ways to clean things up so that using categories actually work for your users and help them find what they are looking for.

    We’ll also explore cool ways that you can use categories to display your posts in interesting ways – there’s way more than the list in the sidebar!

  • Angie Meeker: WordPress 101 – Adding Content

    Angie Meeker: WordPress 101 – Adding Content

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Angie Meeker

    January 14, 2017 — Adding Content To Your WordPress Website
    Pages Versus Posts: What’s the Difference?
    The Importance of Regular, Relevant Content
    Planning Your Parent and Child Pages
    Adding Pages
    Planning Your Posts: Categories and Tags
    Adding Posts
    Getting Familiar With The ToolBar
    Publishing Options: Status, Visibility, Schedule
    Adding Media: Photos, Videos, Documents
    Managing Existing Posts and Pages Quickly
    Managing Comments
    Moderating Comments

  • Laura Salvai & Laura Sacco: Articoli vs. Pagine & Categorie vs. Tags

    Laura Salvai & Laura Sacco: Articoli vs. Pagine & Categorie vs. Tags

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeakers: Laura Salvai, Laura Sacco

    March 10, 2016 — I pilastri dell’editing di WordPress, elementi apparentemente semplici da usare, hanno delle caratteristiche e specifiche proprie, che è utile conoscere per usarle al meglio e rendere il proprio sito attrattivo e migliorarne l’indicizzazione sui motori di ricerca. Nel corso dell’intervento, inoltre, Laura Salvai, editor da più di 30 anni, indica alcuni suggerimenti per migliorare lo stile di scrittura e rendere la lettura piacevole.

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  • Shanta R. Nathwani: Facet-nating! – Using FacetsWP

    Shanta R. Nathwani: Facet-nating! – Using FacetsWP

    WordCamp Toronto 2015Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    January 19, 2016 — Facet-nating! – Using FacetsWP
    This is the next step in Content Architecture. What happens when you have huge amounts of information or posts that can be put into more than one category at the same time? This talk will describe how you guide users from multiple paths to the same content. The intended audience are for those people who have their sites up and running, but need to rethink their content organizational structure.

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  • Shanta Nathwani: Posts vs. Pages and Categories vs. Tags

    Shanta Nathwani: Posts vs. Pages and Categories vs. Tags

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Shanta Nathwani

    September 11, 2015 — There is so much confusion about what types of things should be put on a page and what should be in a post. Static vs. Dynamic content is the best way to tackle this. An “About Us” page would be just that… A PAGE. If you are talking about something that is more time sensitive, then you want to do a post. Connected to this would be Categories and Tags. What are they? When creating a website, you can edit a menu to include not only pages, but also category archives that can create a more complete experience for small businesses. This is not just how to do it but WHY you should do it. This gives an in depth look at the justification for placement of content on your website and way finding.

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  • WordPress Post Categories

    WordPress Post Categories

    May 8, 2015 — WordPress Post Categories screen

  • Kathleen Vignos: Migrating 17 WP blogs on WIRED.com into one WordPress Install

    Kathleen Vignos: Migrating 17 WP blogs on WIRED.com into one WordPress Install

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Kathleen Vignos

    November 1, 2014 — WIRED.com had 36 separate WP installs which grew into a maintenance headache. Kathleen share lessons learned from migrating over 100,000 posts from 17 blogs into one install – and how they lived to tell the tale.

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