Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional.
- The More Tag
You can truncate your blog entries so that only the first part of certain posts is displayed on the home and archive pages. When you do this, a link will be placed directly after your excerpt, pointing the reader to the full post. You can find the More Tag button in the first row of the visual editor toolbar or by pressing Alt+Shift+T. You can also customize your "read more" message, and fix formatting issues.
- Categories vs. Tags
Categories are used for broad grouping of post topics while tags are generally used to describe your post in more detail.
- Tag Cloud Widget
The Tag Cloud Widget shows a list of all the tags you’ve assigned to your posts. The most common tags will be displayed in the largest font size. This widget is helpful because it gives your readers an at-a-glance view of your favorite subjects, and lets them know what topics you write about most frequently. […]
- Splitting Content
There are several different ways to split content in your blog posts and pages, including: The More Tag Next Page (Pagination) Page Jumps (Anchor) Excerpts
The Explore Topics section of your Reader (on the WordPress.com home page) displays the subjects that are most popular with bloggers on WordPress.com. Also covers getting your content to appear in Topics, and troubleshoot missing posts that aren't displayed in Topics.
Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories also make it easier for people to find your content. Categories are similar to, but broader than, tags.
- Layout Issues
After publishing a new blog post, you may notice some strange formatting errors on your blog’s front page. Review the this support document for tips on how to identify the cause of the problem, and more importantly, how to fix it. Covers the sidebar, more tag, and correcting invalidly nested XHTML automatically.
- Writing and Formatting Poetry
WordPress.com is a great community for poetry writers and enthusiasts. Given the unique formatting that poetry often involves, publishing poetry on the web can present some challenges. This guide includes some tips and shortcuts to help you ensure your poems appear just the way you want them.
- Delicious Widget
If you have an account with the social bookmarking service delicious, you can display your latest bookmarks in your sidebar with the aptly titled delicious widget. This is a nice way of sharing your bookmarks with your blog visitors. Here’s an example of what it looks like when it’s activated on a blog sidebar: Settings […]