Folksonomies in WordPress


I'd been using a "tag" plugin that was kind of a hack - it used its own table, and didn't integrate with Categories, so it was double duty sometimes to properly tag stuff and categorize it.

I just stumbled across the Cat2Tag plugin, which provides a fully integrated folksonomy/tagging system that uses categories to store the tags. It creates new categories if necessary, and provides a tag cloud for tag entry - now it works almost exactly like del.icio.us does.

On top of that, I also found the WordPress Heat Map plugin, which provides a tag cloud for a set of categories in a WordPress blog. I'm using it in my "Archives" page now.

Very cool combination of plugins, making a much more dynamic and organic tagging system for my blog.


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