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Figure 6.33 The tag book has been added.

This post needs a few more tags, so type the following entry in the text box:

screenshot, tagging, fake latin, awesome doodle, this is a long tag to the post

Click the Add button, and you'll see all these tags added (Figure 6.34). Tags

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Tags used on this post:

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Figure 6.34 New tags.

That silly picture of a bunny that I inserted into the post isn't an awesome doodle, so the awesome doodle tag really doesn't belong. To delete this tag (or any other) from the post, simply click the X next to it.

Keeping tags consistent

One of the biggest problems with tags is also, oddly enough, their greatest strength: They aren't organized in any way. There's no hierarchy of tags, so anyone can use any old phrase as a tag. Inconsistencies pop up when you have more than one person tagging posts. (Should a post about videogames be tagged video games, videogames, or video-games, for example?) WordPress keeps track of all the tags that have been used in a post and does some smart suggesting to keep your tags consistent.

As you type a tag, WordPress is checking what you're typing against its list of existing tags and categories. If it finds any matches, it displays those existing tags (Figure 6.35).

Figure 6.35 Autocompletion of tags helps you keep track of your tags.

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You can either continue typing to add a tag that's not in the list or click an item in the list and have WordPress fill in the rest for you. Neat, huh? This feature ensures that tags have at least a little consistency.

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