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What is the difference between tags and categories?

Help!! I’ve just used the WordPress tag converter to convert my categories into tags so that I can have a nice tag cloud on the sidebar and all my categories disappeared! I have just added them all again but they now have no posts in… so if you want to see posts based on a particular category, please click on the relevant one in the tag cloud. But… does anyone know if I can reverse this particular predicament or get the relevant posts back into their previous categories? Ulp… this is what comes of leaping into something one doesn’t understand;)

Can anyone explain to me in words of one syllable what the difference is between tags and categories and why anyone would want to lose all their categories and put them into tags anyway?!! Please!!

By the way, you may have noticed also that the links to other blogs are coming up in both sidebars for some reason. If anyone can shed any light on that, I would be grateful too. I don’t mind too much – it’s not a major problem like the categories fiasco – except that the main reason for having three columns was to declutter a bit;)

New blog layout!

There we go – just like buses, no blog posts for days and then three at once….

Hope you like the new layout. Please let me know if anything doesn’t work for you – I’m still feeling my way with it. I’ve wanted three columns for ages so that the sidebar links get spread around more, and hopefully more accessible. I like it and I hope you do too.

Liz

WordPress upgrade glitch

Brenda at Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt alerted me to a problem following my recent upgrade to WordPress 2.3.1 . She had noticed that WordPress had stopped emailing comments to her. I just tested mine and found that they weren’t being emailed either, and neither are the daily spam notifications from Spam Karma. Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution to it? I have looked through the options and they are all set to email comments to me, and have tested that particular email address and it seems to be working. So any thoughts gratefully received!

UPDATE in case anyone else has this problem: Brenda found the answer and emailed me!

It seems it is a known glitch with this upgrade – see the following pages:

http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5294

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/130205?replies=26#post-646214

You can just set up an email forwarder as they say in the first page but I just deleted some code in the php file which was also mentioned and that seems to have done the trick! Hurray!

Just testing

Just added a plugin to post my blog posts on Facebook and keep getting an error message so I’m just writing a quick post to test it….

Bear with me….

What everybody ought to know about blogging

Via Sharon B’s blog, I found this useful set of links to blog posts entitled What everybody ought to know about blogging.

I have only worked my way down to the third link so far, which is 50 tips to unclutter your blog. My sidebar is very full – what links do you like and which annoy you? Should I move the archives and the blogroll to separate pages, or don’t you care? Any thoughts and comments will be carefully considered!

Blog page size

I have a question for you.  Is my blog taking ages to load with all the photos?  I have just reduced the number of posts on a page to 6 instead of 10 because I thought that some people who have a slow internet connection might find it difficult reading my blog, but please let me know if it is still too slow and I will reduce it further.  What is the optimum number?  I would hate to lose readers because you can’t view it easily…   I can set it to whatever number of posts I want to, so do leave a comment and let me know.

New comments option

If you leave a comment in future, you will notice that it now gives you the option to subscribe to the comments for that particular entry, which means that you can follow any discussion or any reply to your comment in the future. I found this plugin and decided that in future I will reply to any comments in the comments rather than in private emails (if appropriate), which will hopefully generate more discussion and interaction. One of the things I find difficult when I leave comments on people’s blogs is remembering to go back and check for replies so this seems to be an ideal solution, for my own blog at least. What do you think?

If you have a WordPress blog and fancy putting the plugin on to your blog, you can find it on this page.

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