How to Show Tag in WordPress Website

Tags are now a part of everyone’s daily life. Whether you’re creating a list of essentials for a family camp or planning a wedding season, you’re almost certainly using the tag feature on one of your platforms to organically group your content.

But, if you’re running a blog or website, how do you show these tags in the best possible way?

In this article, we’ll tell you exactly how to do that.

The Basics

Before you start showing tags on your website, you need to understand the basics behind it. You see, when you use the popular WordPress content management system (CMS), you have the option to automatically show tags on your posts. So, even if you’ve never edited a single post on your site, you may already be seeing tags everywhere you look.

But, if you’re viewing this article on a mobile device, you might want to consider reading the next section first.

If you have a WordPress blog or website and you’ve never added any content, either through articles or videos, you may wonder what tags are and how they work. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered on this front. Below, we’ll teach you the basics of adding tags to your content so you can get started showing them in no time.

Step one: Find the right spot

The first step in adding tags to your content is to find the right spot for it. Luckily, WordPress gives you the option to add a tag cloud to the end of each post. So, if you’ve got at least one article on your site with a few tags already, you can add another with a simple click.

You can also create a tag cloud at the beginning of your article or at the end depending on your writing flow. Just be sure that you add the keyword tags naturally as you’d speak them, with no hyphenated words or phrases.

WordPress also provides you with the option to add a category tag, featured image, and linked text, among other things, to each post. So, you have complete control over how your content looks and where the keywords are placed for the search engines.

Step two: Add the tags

Now that you have the spot for your tags, it’s time to add the actual tags. Just type in the keywords you see across the top and bottom of each post. For example, if I wanted to create a blog post about hiking and I saw the term ‘Hike’, I would hit enter and it would suggest several other tagged words, such as: hiking boots, hiking clothes, hiking food, and even ‘trail’ if I wanted to write about hiking trails.

Each word or phrase you type in is going to be replaced with an asterisk (*) when you publish your post. So, if you want to create a guide to hiking in Spain, you might start with ‘Siesta’ as a keyword and the post will end up looking for ‘siesta’ in the wild.

To ensure that your tags are relevant and help your readers find your content, regularly review your keywords and ensure that they’re being used appropriately.

Along with each article, you’ll also have the option to add a brief description of the content. This will help potential readers discover the value in your content and hopefully, become a regular visitor to your blog.

Step three: Publish

Once you’ve entered the keywords and written a few paragraphs describing your content, it’s time to publish and monitor the results. Keep in mind that after you’ve published your content, you can always go back and edit it, adding more keywords if you see that they’re missing or using the wrong ones. Don’t be afraid to try out a few different sets of keywords until you find the most appropriate ones.

As you can probably tell, adding tags to your content in WordPress is extremely simple. Just follow the steps above and you’ll be showing your tags in no time.

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