WordPress Tip: Tags

BORED OF TYPING in the same tags over and over again?

If you’ve been using WordPress for awhile you’ll know about tags. The words you use as tags identify the type of post you have written, and the key words used will help readers find you. For those new to blogging, tags are crucial to drive readers to your site. Using ‘book reviews’ as a tag will alert people who search for book reviews as your post will show up in the WordPress Reader.

Right, to ‘business’. A very quick hack for tagging in one click. Simply copy the tags of a post on your sites page, and then paste them into the ‘Tags’ box in your New Post. Done!

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Above: Copy every tag from the post. Then…


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Paste the tags into the Tags box of a New Post. And you’re done!


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26 thoughts on “WordPress Tip: Tags

  1. Um….. HELLO BRILLIANCE! How have I never thought of that before? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    1. haha, just one of things I figured out then forgot then remembered again.

  2. This is such a good idea… I haven’t even been using that box o.O An error that I am currently remedying!

  3. Good post. The right tags can help drive new readers to our bloggers.

  4. I still haven’t got to grips with tags!!!

    1. It’s worth spending a little time to put them in. Ultimately it’s how bloggers will find a post if they don’t already visit your site.
      So you would need ‘book reviews’, ‘books’ etc

      1. Oh, I have those, I mean only that I haven’t studied the best ways to use them; I think maybe I often confuse tags with categories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So does that mean we’re doing it twice then? Yes, you have to spoon feed me. I never use that panel you have open there. I just type them under cat etc and cannot even edit them, I usually have to redo them. Or is it after you post done and then paste them again in that area up there? lol.

    1. Mine is a different layout but have in there editing, thanks for highlighting this type of thing…what are slugs for?

      1. Slugs isnt something I ever use, but I believe it is something to do with how your post appears in a search engine field.
        But the title of your post will appear there regardless.
        Its all about SEO, search engine optimisation, essentially going for the most specific title and catchy one for someone who googles something similar.

      2. Ok, thanks. Some of that must have gone in – sounds familiar.

    2. Well technically it should work if you paste into the new editor tag section, but I try never to use it on my tablet as I find it horrible to use compared to the panel I use on the laptop.
      If it does work lemme know.

      1. The pane is nicer for editing so fro now on I won’t worry about it and do it there.

  6. Yeah way to go buddy…thanks for completely ruining those wasted idle moments of retyping everything. Now I’ll have to find some other way to avoid doing some actual writing.

    Great tip – cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Helpful tip. Thank you my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey good to see you around again, no probs.

  8. i love copy/paste, but somehow the thought never occurred to use it with tags. HA! thanks!

    1. No worries.
      In my hiatus I somehow forgot about the shortcut and just remembered it the other day โ˜บ

  9. Thanks for the quick tip!

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