MT tips for beginners 3

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Glossary Entry 2
Tags
Another popular method of classifying and organizing entries is through the use of tagging. Tags are simple words or short phrases that you attach to an item which describe particular facets of it. Tags provide extra metadata that can be used later to find a particular entry or other entries like it within the system. Tags are most effective when they are very specific. This specificity is gained through the use of tag combinations, which essentially form “tag intersections”. Tags can optionally be displayed on the published weblog where readers can click on them to find other entries that are similarly tagged. Authors can also add “private tags” which are prepended with an ‘at’ sign (e.g. @private). These tags are never displayed on the public blog so they are perfect for internal organization use.

To add, modify or remove entry tags for an entry:
1. Navigate to the entry listing table for your blog.
2. Locate and click the entry whose tags you wish to modify to open that entry’s editing screen.
3. Click into the Tags entry field. Add any tags which you desire in a comma-separated manner. If your tag contains your delimiter (a comma), it must be quoted. For example, in a comma-separated list, you would type something like: bayou, “New Orleans, La.”, dixie, cajun food.
4. As you type, you will be presented with possible auto-completion choices from the pool of previously used tags on the weblog. To select one, simply use the up/down arrow keys to navigate to the right tag and then either hit the Enter key or the Tab key, to select it.
5. Once you’ve satisfactorily entered or modified the tags for your entry, click anywhere outside of the Tags field.
6. Click the Save button to save the changes you’ve just made to your entry.

I got most of these terms from the Six Apart Documentation and a few from Wikipedia.

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